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Hammertime
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Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
My little sister is about to go to school outside of LA, and I was thinking about making a drive up there with all of her crap. It will be in between semesters and I can get off of work if I want, so I figured why not?

Furthest west I've driven is San Antonio. I figured I'd take I-10 all of the way there, but wanted to check out a couple of places on the way. I'm not opposed to taking a big detour, but not anything more than a few hundred miles.

I was thinking of going to the Grand Canyon and then through Vegas. I have no interest in gambling though, so that's not a definite, but it is on the way from the Grand Canyon. Possibly drive through Austin because I've never been there? Maybe I could go to Mexico and try not to get kidnapped? Can I just drive over the border, eat some Mexican food, pretend I know Spanish, and go back?


Thoughts? Ideas on anywhere else to see? Are there enough gas stations in West TX, NM, and AZ where I wont have to ration my gas (500 miles per tank)?
This post was edited on 7/17 at 8:58 pm


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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Baton Rouge


Hammertime
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Yeah, frick that place. I lived there long enough. Taking the bypass loop


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jmarto1
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Be prepared to hate driving though Texas with a passion. Arizona and New Mexico offer some good side trips. Made the drive from Las Vegas to Slidell a few times.


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Hammertime
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
I rode to Midland with my dad once when I was younger, and all I remember thinking was "Where is everything?"

Probably going to be driving 95-100mph, so that should help


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Boomshockalocka
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
If goIng to vegas take 20 not 10 then up through Lubbock To 40


REG861
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
My friend moved to LA from BR and drove there. She said driving through West Texas (anything past San Antonio) was the most miserable boring drive ever


zacata88
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
I think the drive up UNTIL San Antonio is dreadful, but after that it gets interesting...love the desert landscape. I don't understand what people love about seeing the same goddamn greenery and interstate-side gas stations that you can find between the East Coast and Houston (parts of Louisiana are an obvious exception to this, but most of us are familiar with that by now if we're on this board.).


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OMLandshark
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
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If goIng to vegas take 20 not 10 then up through Lubbock To 40


Lubbock would be 4 fricking hours out of his way regardless of his route. That's like saying on a trip from NOLA to Miami, stop off Charleston.


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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
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I was thinking of going to the Grand Canyon and then through Vegas. I have no interest in gambling though, so that's not a definite, but it is on the way from the Grand Canyon.


This is a lot further from I-10 than your thinking it is.

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Maybe I could go to Mexico and try not to get kidnapped? Can I just drive over the border, eat some Mexican food, pretend I know Spanish, and go back?


I've steadily seen the border towns get worse and worse. 15 years ago it was no big deal to cross at many of them and eat, shop, get pills, whatever. I don't think I'd go to most of them anymore.


Ancient Astronaut
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Beaumont


Boomshockalocka
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
How else to get to 40?


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lsunurse
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Yeah but if he's going via I-10 the closest he will have to turn off in PHX and drive the 4 hours up to the Grand Canyon....and then another 4 hours from there to Vegas.


Or skip GC and Vegas and stay on I-10 and be in L.A in like 5-6 hours once he hits PHX


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Malaysian Tiger
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
New Orleans to LA a Non Stop Flight is the only way!


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lsucoonass
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Lol


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Boomshockalocka
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
google maps says my route is 26 hours, i10 is 29 hours....
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lsucoonass
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Kansas and Nebraska are just as bad


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Hammertime
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Well, I can comfortably make a 12hr drive each day. I can do plenty more without a problem. No problem with that. If I went up that way, I could hit the grand canyon, Hoover dam, and Vegas in one trip.

I don't look like a rich, preppy white dude, so I'm not that worried about going to Mexico for a little while. I'll be by myself driving my truck



*Keep in mind that I will be driving there and back
This post was edited on 7/17 at 9:26 pm


Boomshockalocka
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re: Where to stop from New Orleans to Los Angeles?
Drive to Amarillo on Day 1 then you can make it to Vegas the next day.

I made the drive once. Left BR at midnight, got to Amarillo at about 1pm. Crashed for 4 hr in Amarillo then got up and drove and saw the sun coming up when we pulled into Vegas.


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