Well, the flight to Orlando, and the Jeep are booked and we - parents + 2 girls (16 & 10) - have a blank canvas 18 days wide on which to paint our July 2013 road trip. We've decided to end it with 8 days in theme park mayhem, so that leaves 10 days for a circular road trip. Our last year's fabulous Vegas-California trip was, with hindsight, easy in the planning. You just headed for all the places you'd seen on the TV and, with a little help from this Forum, we had a whale of a time. But the south-east isn't so full of obvious choices. We think we ought to go up the coast, to Savannah, and Charleston, and then do some (or all?) of the Blue Ridge Parkway. But where to head inland - towards Charlotte? Or, head further up the coast and head inland to Raleigh, allowing a fuller tour of the parkway, (though I'm not sure I want to spend 2 days driving at 35mph, beautiful though it will be). Then to Ashville and the Smoky Mountains, maybe - but, after that? I am happy to visit Nashville and Memphis, but equally happy to give them a miss. I like the sound of the Mississippi area and the blues highway, though New Orleans looks maybe a few miles too far. Dropping south via Chattanooga may cut the trip to a reasonable length. We don't want to spend 10 nights in 10 different hotels, but we are prepared perhaps to have a couple of two-night stops. I've bought the map, and the Logue Guide to the Blue Ridge, and I thought that after a few days a clear picture would appear. It hasn't. Help would be appreciated. We don't want to go climbing or rafting, or spend time in concrete jungles, but most other things - including looking out of a car window - will be fine. Our thanks in advance.