Your city boy, born and raised, is moving to Boston again ! That's right, I'm a huge fan of weather. You know what I'm talking about, the four seasons, which does not exist in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first time I moved to Boston I left San Francisco and took HWY 80 most of the trip, with stops in Chicago etc. I'm thinking of taking the southern route this time. New Orleans sounds like a plan to me...but in August ?? Would you do it ? What is a relatively straight-forward way to Boston while taking the southern route, any ideas would be very helpful. Thanks TripAdvisor friends. Oh BTW, I have a small dog, 14 lbs. if that changes anything.