Ok, I feel like a wimp posting this but I need some hopeful advice from my friends here.
After a rocky 9 months here in California, my bf and I are going back to Wisconsin. Not only am I very sad about this and I feel like a failure for not being able to secure a job out here but I am terrified of the drive back.
We will be driving back from Northern California to Milwaukee and the best way there is I-80.
Before I moved out here I had never gone through any mountains before in my life. Our experiences driving through them were during times when they had the bad storms last year. So, none of my mountain driving experiences have been plesant so far. Plus I have a fear of heights so driving up mountains does not help that.
I am so scared of this trip – not only do I not trust rental trucks but I will have my three cats between the seats in the front – each in their carriers. I have dreams of snow storms and driving off the mountain roads and plunging the mile down to our deaths.
I know that road trips should be fun and I used to love them – but that was probably because I never road tripped through mountains before.
Has anyone driven cross country before (from west to east) and successfully avoided mountains? My bf said we could drive down to Arizona and there are no mountains in most of that (My first bad mountain driving experience was driving from Flagstaff to Sedona in a blizzard) but it is pretty out of the way and will add a few days (and more money) to our trip.
I swear if I had the money I would pay for a mover and fly each cat back itself but I don’t think I can afford that.
We will be leaving Nov 11.