We will be driving from Los Angeles CA to Gainesville FL in a few weeks. I know there is another thread on this trip, and have heeded advice about how to avoid traffic in Phoenix while planning our route, as well as other tidbits of info. We are two middle aged people moving with two dogs and a cat (I know). Clearly, getting out and seeing sights is not an option, but I would like to get a little taste of some of the places we will drive through. We figure with all the necessary stops we will probably have only 4-5 hours of actual driving time per day. I should add that while I would like to take back roads, my husband would prefer "just getting there," so I need to really sell/insist on any off the beaten path options I choose. One of those pertains to the chunk of Texas our trip will traverse.
Virtually everything I have read has said that from El Paso to San Antonio the 10 is about as dull as dull can get (unless one is an aficionado of the Texas landscape, and can spot the more subtle gradations of change). It sounds like the 90 has more interesting places to drive through and to spend the night. My question is whether the summer heat will make this slight diversion worth our while? Granted, it is going to be hot no matter what we do, but are the scenic advantages of the 90 as noticeable this time of the year? Or would you recommend we just plow through the 10?
Thank you in advance.