My girlfriend & I are planning a road trip from Bergen County, NJ to Lexington, VA, August 17-30 (to visit her family) & then driving from Lexington, VA to Bella Vista, AR (NW Arkansas, north of Fayetteville, near Bentonville, Rogers, etc.) to visit friends of mine. THEN on the way back, we're going to do the reverse trip. The plan is this: Drive from NJ to Lexington, VA on the 17th. Rest & gain supplies on 18th, then drive the approximately 1000 miles 1 way to Bella Vista with 1 overnight stop (doable?) 'halfway' on our route (64 to 55 to 44 etc). We don't have any 'must-sees' on the way to Arkansas, so we'd pretty much stay on the 'road' so to speak just to maximize time in Arkansas. Then leave the 26th-27th & do the reverse. This is a different type of roadtrip for me b/c it's about the destination, not what's in between, so we both don't plan on making any side trips to cut down on costs...
So---for starters, I know I think I've made this very confusing, but what would be a good halfway point from Lexington, VA to Bella Vista, AR? I have guesstimated Louisville, KY (which we've been to) & maybe Evansville, IN, but would like some input from anyone who might be familiar w/this trip.
Also, is the 1000 miles in 2 days doable?
I have travel & tourist information from Arkansas, so once I'm there, we should be fine.
Thank you & if this is too confusing, please feel free to post here or email me with suggestions.