I have to go to San Francisco this winter (I know, poor me) and I’m dreaming of making it a road trip, a grand and giant field trip for Chico and me. That may not be practical, and what plays out no doubt will be revealed here, but I did google “drive cross country with my dog” recently.
One of the top results was a Washington Post article from 2009 that makes the idea sound not quite as insane as I first thought. Not simple, but possible. The writer is a realist, and offers a top ten list of things she learned, cheerfully assuring readers in the final one that “at least 10 percent of your drive will be wretched.” But she’s done it twice, and had, overall, a wonderful time.
Still, January might not be the easiest time of year for such a journey, that’s worth taking into consideration.