Bird hunters are a tenacious breed. I am going to make the 1,000 mile trip from LaGrange, Georgia to Snyder, Texas next weekend. I plan on hunting for a week.
I hunted Kent County the last week in November. It was very dry and birds were hard to come by. But, I did get into birds on a new place the last day of a week-long hunt.
You trip sounds like something I would do. Drive 1,000 miles in the hopes of finding birds. Good luck and keep the pictures coming. It is inspiring.