So I'm going to be driving/moving to Austin, TX in a few weeks. I'm planning on taking the 'scenic' route down, with a stopover in Florida to visit a longtime friend.
Are there any suggestions on places to stay (places to avoid?), how much time I can really expect to be able to drive each day, speed limits and enforcement (in NY where I grew up...its 65 and VERY strictly enforced, but I've heard that down in the south you can 80-85 without too much trouble from highway patrolmen...is this true?)
Any general tips/suggestion/advice would be appreciated.