I drive by myself from Florida to Kansas every year at the end of September, and try to vary my route and sometimes take a few extra days for detours. This year I'm considering taking 3 days and crossing the Mississippi River as many times as practical along the way. I want to start in New Orleans and travel north to Cairo, IL where I'll need to turn west and finish the trip to Kansas.
I'm interested in any comments or suggestions about my planned route. I've got 21 crossings mapped, 17 bridges and 4 ferries. I've been over quite a few of the bridges at some time or the other, but never paid that much attention. This time, I want to take pictures and make a journal of the trip. Also, I say 3 days, but I'm willing to stretch it to 4 days on the fly if necessary. Here are my maps.
The destination points are the crossings. Here is a list of all the crossings except the last 2 in Cairo.
I've found a wealth of information on the internet about these bridges and ferries. As an old fart, I am AMAZED at the ease of gathering knowledge these days. Kids don't know what they've got. :)
Anyway, I've got 2 months to plan. Please speak up if you know these areas. I wouldn't mind doing some local history tourist things, especially in the Civil War battleground areas. Thanks in advance!