I know it seems daunting, especially being in a tiny Miata without cruise control but we have to do it. Anyways, I need an opinion as to the route I'm going to take.
My first stop from Tampa is going to be Texarkana, Arkansas. This is because I'm heading west towards the Grand Canyon. Anyways, the conventional web sites like Mapquest all suggest that my route be as follows:
Head North on I-75, then west to I-10, then finally north on I-49 all the way to Texarkana.
However, I was thinking about taking an alternate route that doesn't utilize the main interstates. I was thinking about taking Hwy 19 North from Tampa, all the way to Georgia and turn west at Hwy 82 and ride Hwy 82 all the way to Texarkana.
Has anyone rode Hwy 82 and feels that this would be a faster way to go?