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Old 09-06-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Florida to Albuquerque Balloon Festival

heading west out U.S. 10 whats the best rte. I heard 49 north rather rough.
20 out of Dallas? or just stay on 20 to 27 N.? thanks for your time and input
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I-10 west to Las Cruces, New Mexico and then then I-25 north to Albuquerque. We run that route each year in the winter without a problem. There are occasional reports of bad spots along I-10 but I've never seen areas which were so bad I started thinking about another route.
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what about the desperados that close to the border?
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Huh??? The closest you get to the border is El Paso and unless you want to go hang around back alleys you should go through there at 60MPH. El Paso is a modern city of 800,000.
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US 10 rte.

Pigman, i heard 10 is usually a mess between Mobile and Biloxi, any input?
what about the road itself? seems like a direct shot versus heading over to
US 20? campgrounds an issue? thanks
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Pigman, i heard 10 is usually a mess between Mobile and Biloxi, any input?
what about the road itself? seems like a direct shot versus heading over to
US 20? campgrounds an issue? thanks
As I said, there are sections along I-10 that are always worse than others and are under construction/updating. However, when I traveled it last in January there wasn't anything that would have driven me to seek another route. We came back east from Tucson on I-10 and picked up I-20 at it's beginning, and found the same situation. Some sections under construction but again, nothing that would drive me from that route either. By the way, when we're heading to the southwest each year we spend long days on the road. Six hundred plus miles a day are the standard and we usually overnight in places like rest areas Walmarts or wide spots in the road. We do the same when we run to Alaska every other summer. If we're not in "SIGHTSEEING" mode we "ROLL". (Just so you have some background on how we travel.)
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what about the desperados that close to the border?
You're listening to too many journalists.

For 2016 there are three Texas border towns that made the top 100 of safest cities in the U.S. Is your city listed?

#31 McAllen, TX
#37 El Paso, TX
#60 Laredo, TX

Desperados don't hang out at border towns....they move on fast - perhaps heading to your city.

https://local.niche.com/rankings/cities/safest/

There's no need to worry about traveling close to the border. Millions do it and also live in these towns.
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what about the desperados that close to the border?
Really? coming from polk city (thats what your profile says) and you are worried about desparados on 1-10?

quick google search of polk city + meth..... https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...ty%20fl%20meth

You will be fine. Careful i hear there a lot of taco stands in texas. Scary!
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