Good Lord!! That was some trip!! I guess he wanted to get to see the rest of the country cos some people like me especially, would have just cargoed my belongings to the new location and taken a flight. Hope he enjoyed his trip. Thank God he got to his destination safely.
Calabar Gal, He wanted to take his car, that what why he drove. If he took a flight, he'd either have to buy a new car in Seattle, or pay a lot of money to ship his car there.