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    My two sisters and I (early 60's) want to get away together July 11-19 on a road trip but we have no idea which way to head. Thinking of east from TEXAS. One likes casinos, one likes eating at unusual places, and one just keeps the peace between the other two. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrews View Post
    My two sisters and I (early 60's) want to get away together July 11-19 on a road trip but we have no idea which way to head. Thinking of east from TEXAS.
    Where in Texas are you starting from? Texas is the king of short day trip possibilities -- actually any state could claim that -- but here are some possible day trips inside Texas. Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum -- and blessings on the Peacemaker....

    Time Out on the Third Coast by Aaron Reed
    A Sunday Drive in the Texas Hill Country by Aaron Reed
    Big Guns and Dr Pepper: A Road Trip to Waco, Texas by Aaron Reed
    The Wilderness Beach: A Down-Island Drive on Texas' National Seashore,
    by Aaron Reed
    Friday Escape, Small-Town Hospitality, by Aaron Reed
    Into the Deep, Deep Past of Texas by Aaron Reed

    And there are lots of destination in West Texas -- here's some more ideas from our colleagues at TexasEscapes.com

    But since you said... East out of Texas....A drive north along the Great River Road and then a return on the other side going south is pretty fun.

    If you want a slightly wacky and historical destination -- check out this field report from the Shack-up Inn...

    Your query reminds me, I need to secure some day trips from the Houston area... None here yet....

    Mark

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forums!

    You don't even have to go that far east from Texas to find an area that fulfills all of your requirements. Start by taking a tour of some of the back roads of southwestern Louisiana keeping a lookout for (or even asking the locals for) offbeat Cajun restaurants. Then head for New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or anywhere else along the Mississippi where there are casinos or riverboats. Next up might be a visit to Natchez, MS and a tour of some antebellum homes preserved there. From Natchez, you could return home through central Louisiana with perhaps another round of gambling or a visit to a relaxing wildlife refuge or two.

    AZBuck

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    If you want casinos, head for Oklahoma. I think there must be more Indian-run casinos in that state than the total number of other casinos of any type in the rest of the country.

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