This is my first post, and it is nearly my first road trip. I'm very excited to be traveling to my new home in Houston from Boston in early July. My husband got a new job and the relocation company is allowing me to drive and will pay for mileage, meals, and hotel costs for 5 days, so I thought this would be a great way to see the country. I will be traveling with my 18 year old daughter and our 4 year old yellow labrador. This creates some challenges for me - we need to find pet friendly hotels and we can't let the dog sit in a hot car during the day if we want to do some sightseeing that doesn't allow animals. I would ideally like to drive through the Virginia/DC area, then over through Tennessee to experience Memphis or Nashville, then down to New Orleans and over to Houston. Any suggestions from experienced "road trippers" would be great!