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    I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    I am driving the family from Albuquerque to CB on the 23rd on an all day 14-16 hour trek, I am not sure how many of you know the trip, but any advice is appreciated- I could cut across Kansas on 54 to 56 to 70 to Lincoln, or head to Nebraska City and hit I 29 to CB

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    I25 North to Denver and I80 across Nebraska (a little longer but on Interstates the whole way).


    My question is this: Would you avoid Denver at the peril of driving through Kansas (America's wasteland)?



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    I am driving the family from Albuquerque to CB on the 23rd on an all day 14-16 hour trek, I am not sure how many of you know the trip, but any advice is appreciated- I could cut across Kansas on 54 to 56 to 70 to Lincoln, or head to Nebraska City and hit I 29 to CB

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    I25 North to Denver and I80 across Nebraska (a little longer but on Interstates the whole way).


    My question is this: Would you avoid Denver at the peril of driving through Kansas (America's wasteland)?
    The only thing with avoding driving through Kansas is that you'll still have to drive through Nebraska.....I'm not sure which is worse.



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    I am driving the family from Albuquerque to CB on the 23rd on an all day 14-16 hour trek, I am not sure how many of you know the trip, but any advice is appreciated- I could cut across Kansas on 54 to 56 to 70 to Lincoln, or head to Nebraska City and hit I 29 to CB

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    I25 North to Denver and I80 across Nebraska (a little longer but on Interstates the whole way).


    My question is this: Would you avoid Denver at the peril of driving through Kansas (America's wasteland)?

    With the family in tow and seasonal weather to consider, stick to the interstate. I'd go I-25 to Denver and I-80 to Council Bluffs. You can bypass Denver for the most part. If you have car trouble or weather flares up, best to be on the most beaten path when you've got kids in the car.



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    FWIW, Denver is supposed to have good weather the next few days. All the snow is caught up in the mountains.



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Thanks, I was thinking about going through Denver, but was wary of the snow they get. If it is going to be nice, I think I will go that way!



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Partly cloudy, high of 44 on 12/23. Of course, you'll be through early in the day.



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    FYI, Thursday they are calling for some snowy weather in the Omaha area. I dunno how that will affect your drive but you may run into something.



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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    I am driving the family from Albuquerque to CB on the 23rd on an all day 14-16 hour trek, I am not sure how many of you know the trip, but any advice is appreciated- I could cut across Kansas on 54 to 56 to 70 to Lincoln, or head to Nebraska City and hit I 29 to CB

    OR

    I25 North to Denver and I80 across Nebraska (a little longer but on Interstates the whole way).


    My question is this: Would you avoid Denver at the peril of driving through Kansas (America's wasteland)?
    If you don't mind paying tolls, you can avoid downtown Denver by taking E-470 right to 76. Depending on the time of day 25 through Denver can be a real headache.


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    Re: I'll be home for Chistmas: Travel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    If you don't mind paying tolls, you can avoid downtown Denver by taking E-470 right to 76. Depending on the time of day 25 through Denver can be a real headache.
    ABQ is 6hrs from Denver. OP should be coming through Denver after the AM rush and before lunch time. Traffic shouldn't be a concern, especially this close to the holiday.



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