Longest road trip yet in our new-to-us motorhome. In two weeks we're going from Kerrville TX to Ruidoso NM to stay at Bonito Hollow RV Park for a week and play around Ruidoso. We're going to take it easy on the way out and run it in 2 days and I'd like a route that is easy driving and never too far away from civilization and the "tools of life".
Google is routing us (I-10, US-285, US-380, heading West thru Ft Stockton and then North up into Carlsbad). That route looks pretty desolate, is it? Google is also saying that two other routes are only a little bit longer (like 15 min) and they look a little less "out there". We dont drive 70-80 MPH like I-10 allows, so a road where you can only go 65 is fine with us as long as it's good road. The other two routes are (I-10, TX-137, US-380 which is more Northerly first, then West at Brownfield) and (I-10, TX-137, US-67, TX-329, US-385, US-380, a parallel Northerly route but thru Odessa).
Any recommendations on the route selection for which is the least "out there"? Or maybe is there anything along any of those routes you'd recommend we go see or stop for? (Already seen Carlsbad Caverns BTW).
We think we will be trying to shoot all the way back in one day, so if we went one way out and another way back we should reserve the easiest drive for the way back.
Thanks for any ideas!!