I'm having trouble making a decision on which way to go from dallas. My trip will start in Dallas and end in Dallas. Half the trip I have planed driving south from Dallas down the cattle ranch drive to San Antonio. However from there I can decide out of the following two routes to return to dallas. I have 16 days in total.
San Antonio > padre island >corpus christi > rockport > Houston > new Orleans > baton rouge > alexandria > shreveport > Dallas
San Antonio > corpus christi >padre island > big bend park > Carlsbad caverns > Odessa > sweetwater > fort worth > Dallas
Im really struggling to decide which one to do I have concerns with both due big chunks of the drive in both looking like there's not much to see. But maybe one of you can help me with some advice and the option you recommend