We are contemplating a road trip which needs to start and end in Houston, TX. It'll be in June 2014 so I expect the weather will be 'warm'. What we like is the outdoors but it would also be nice to head to the beach at some stage. The ideas which have occurred to me are:
1) Heading east, via New Orleans and going over to the beaches of Alabama. Potentially circulating round via Memphis and somewhere else on the way back?
2) Heading west, via Austin and Big Bend, coming back via Corpus Christi. I think that trip is a little more appealing.
Are there any other options and things we should consider - we fancy some time in the heat, but relaxing, seeing some countryside, and exploring.