We're planning on doing a road trip starting in Chicago and gradually making our way down south cruisin' along the mississippi to end up in New Orleans. Perhaps along the way taking a pedal boat on the mississippi and go swamp racing with one of those special swamp boats. Anyway, we are planning to make several stops along the way like St. Louis, Nashville, memphis. . . and if there are more interesting places we'll stop there as well, somewhat depending upon the information from this forum perhaps.
The reason we are going on this trip is because we are music (and preferably blues / rock 'n roll but not really Elvis) lovers and we want our holiday to be music themed. This does not mean that the only thing we want to do is visit clubs and listen to live bands though, we want to have other kinds of fun as well in the places we visit. So if any of you have any info on what routes to take or what things we should absolutely do along the way, it would be greatly appreciated.
Just so you know, we aren't really interested in museums and such. We just want to hang around, see some sights, eat some good foods, drink some good drinks and just have a great time.
That also leads me to another question. Where I live (Belgium) it is allowed to drink upto 2 beers when driving but I hear the police in the USA are quite harsh on DUI so can I drink a beer and still drive or is it zero tolerance.
Thanks in advance and sorry if I made any mistakes as my first language is not English.