My girlfriend and I are planning a mini-roadtrip this weekend, arriving in Austin on Thursday evening and leaving from Memphis Monday lunchtime. We're planning to spend the first two nights in Austin and the Sunday night in Memphis, making the drive from Saturday morning to Sunday eve.
Does anyone have any suggestions for places to take in along the way? I guess we are most interested in small towns and places with great landscapes, to contrast with the cities either end of the trip. I'm not sure whether we should take a direct route via Arkansas, or to go via Louisiana / Mississippi.
Any suggestions most gratefully received!