I'm trying to put together a short roadtrip from Austin (where I currently live) to Atlanta (where I'll be attending grad school). My boyfriend and I plan to leave Wednesday, July 20 and I'd like to arrive in Atlanta the following Friday night (really late) or early Saturday morning.
If possible, I'd like to avoid interstates as much as possible, though, I know this isn't practical for the whole trip given time restraints.
I need to decide which places are worthy of an overnight stay and which places we can visit for 1-2 hours.
Basically I'm looking into roads, overnights, and short visits (kind of everything, right?!). Any ideas?
Any comments on the following route?
Austin--Natchitoches, LA(visit)--Natchez, MS(overnight)--Jackson, MS(visit)--Oxford, MS (overnight)--Cullman, AL (maybe visit?)--...the rest is open for now...
ANY and ALL advice is much appreciated!