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Good Morning

Greetings!
We are Bob & Cathy from Grand Valley,On,Canada.

My wife & I will be travelling from Grand Valley to Mission Texas, leaving
either Sat., Jan. 6/18 or Sunday Jan. 7
Aside from the current deep freeze everywhere, they are calling for 10-15 cms of snow
in the London area on the 401.

I had my route planned for 401 to 402 to Sarnia, then South after crossing the border
via Cincinatti,Memphis,San Antonio,Mission.

I'm now wondering if I'm better off going west from Sarnia to I57 near Chicago, then South
via Memphis,San Antonio, Mission.
The weather indicates somewhat milder temperatures.
I'm just not sure about the Sarnia to Chicago section.

Does anyone have any input on this?

Can't wait to leave!
With the windchill they're calling for -32C (-25.6F) tomorrow.

Thanks
Bob

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Pick up I-69 at Sarnia..(Port Huron MI)
Follow I-69 to I-70W of Indianapolis,
To I-57 at Effingham IL,
To I-55 at Sikeston MO
Down to I-40 at West Memphis,AR
I-40 to Texarkana TX
Pick up US-59 just across state line in Texas
Follow US-59South through Houston,
Pick up US-77 at Victoria,
US-77 to Rivera TX
Right on TX285 to Fallurias
South on US-281 to I-2 at McAllen
East on I-2 to Mission.

This route is following most of the under construction I-69 to McAllen TX

We're here now, we have followed this route several times to Central IN.


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Thanks for the reply Teacher's Pet.

We're planning to spend a few days in San Antonio, followed by 5 weeks
in Mission,so what do you think about this route.

Your route to Texarkana then:
I-59 S to Marshall
43 to Henderson
77 to Lincoln
21 to 130 S
130 to I-10 to San Antonio
I-37 S to Mission

This last part was suggested in another post. The idea being to bypass
Dallas & Austin.

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Bypassing Dallas and Austin is always good.


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I try to stay away from the west side of Lakes this time of year because of the risk of lake effect snow. Even Lake Michigan can generate significant amounts of snow.

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X2 on bypassing Dallas and Austin. Actually coming south thru San Antonio is not too bad, But you don't want to go north thru there.

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We use to wait for a two day window on the weather and head straight south from Sarnia for two days before deciding the next leg. Usually Nashville or Memphis.

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Fizz wrote:

We use to wait for a two day window on the weather and head straight south from Sarnia for two days before deciding the next leg. Usually Nashville or Memphis.


That's how we do it, we get south quickly. Memphis is relatively warm, but watch out for the frost on the interstates in the morning (a good indication is the tire tracks heading into the median or the side "ditch". Dallas/Fort Worth isn't as bad as going through Toronto on the 401 if you pick your time of day and day of the week.





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BobnCath wrote:

Thanks for the reply Teacher's Pet.

We're planning to spend a few days in San Antonio, followed by 5 weeks
in Mission,so what do you think about this route.

Your route to Texarkana then:
I-59 S to Marshall
43 to Henderson
77 to Lincoln
21 to 130 S
130 to I-10 to San Antonio
I-37 S to Mission

This last part was suggested in another post. The idea being to bypass
Dallas & Austin.


Yes that will work.., Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston and Austin is always a good. I-37 will get you to US77 close to Corpus Christi for heading back south.

We by-passed Houston this fall coming from Florida, went up through Louisiana to see friends in Henderson TX. Then west and south crossing I-10 @ Schulenburg TX on US77, then south to Victoria.

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Drove straight through DFW without slowing down on the way to AZ in November.

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