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But seriously, location doesn't make a big difference to me unless we're talking Orange County or Pasadena or something.
101 is easier mentally I feel, since there's no trucks and the scenery is more pleasant, plus you don't have to suffer through 30 minutes of cow poop air in Bakersfield.
And driving is our best option because we have a baby and a dog, so other modes of transport aren't options right now, unless there's something I'm not aware of.
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I will probably regret saying this but you can take babies and dogs on planes.
You shouldn't, but technically you can.
As far as driving goes, the only real options are the 5 and the 101. There is no secret alternate route that goes between, around, or nearby. In parts, the 33 will track near the 5 but it is a single lane in each direction and considerably slower than the 101 even.
These days I prefer the 101 as well, there are better places to stop along the way and the only guaranteed speed trap is King City, and there tend to be fewer cops during off-peak times, whereas the 5 doesn't really have any off-peak times and I've seen them giving out speeding tickets at 3am. At that time on the 101, things are pretty deserted. Again, just watch out near King City. I just do 70mph anywhere within 10 miles, and have never had a problem (though have heard of countless friends getting tickets there).
Hell you doing driving that fast. What do you drive? My friend had a 1 series BMW, and he was booking 100-110mph on the 405 from Irvine to Beverly Hills. Glad he got rid of that car.