My best friend and I are beginning to plan a birthday road trip starting from New York City and wending its way to Austin, Texas. We plan to take 5 days or so, and are most interested in scenic views, good food, and comfortable if not fancy motels, B&Bs, etc. We want to start the trip in the first or second week of October, but we're not sure what the best time will be for viewing the fall foliage.
Has anyone done this between New York and Texas? If so, what suggestions can you make for us? Anything will help.