I'm new here and it's great to see so many people as excited as I am about planning their next road trip!! We have done several 3000 mile road trips, but this one is 6000, so I want to be more prepared!! We've seen 14 states and are planning to add 12 next summer. (And to reach our goal of all 50 in 2012). We're traveling from L.A. to Orlando and back next July. We're taking the 10 on the way there and the 40 on the way back. I would love to get some ideas on what to visit along these routes. We want to see something special in every state, but stay close to our main highways, the 10 and the 40. We've already covered AZ. We'll go to Carlsbad, NM, San Antonio, TX, and New Orleans, LA.....but what do we see in Mississippi and Alabama? (along the coast, or route 10). We're doing Disneyworld in FL (advice on that would be great). Also, Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head, SC. What's to see around Asheville, NC? Then, it's the 40 home. First TN, and we need advice for Arkansas and Oklahoma (staying relativley close to route 40). We have 4 kids ages 9-16 and we love anything from hikes to just looking....and we love good places to stop and eat!
And, I need to ease my concerns about the weather.....July.....in the South.....are we crazy to travel at that time? Thanks so much in advance. This site encourages me to keep on planning!!