Hey, all. I'm very new to this website, and to this hobby, but I've seen some really great tips around here, and I'd like to share my general plan (it's still very much in the works, which is why I'm here) and see if anyone has good tips on side-trips and must-sees
I'm making the trip from St. Louis to Austin at the beginning of the summer, and I thought that I'd might as well take a week to do it, as it'll be the summer after I graduate college. I know it isn't the most direct route, but I thought I'd drive SE through Memphis, then make my next big stop in Little Rock and Hot Springs and some other places in Arkansas (I've got family in Hot Springs), and then make the jaunt over to Austin by way of Dallas.
My questions are:
A) do you think, other than when I stay with my grandmother, that it would be possible to camp at night for most, if not all, of that trip? Avoid the hotels, go the campgrounds and state parks?
B) any recommended sites in Memphis that are -cheaper than an arm and a leg, and -have great live music?
C) any tidbits of information, photo-ops, must see weird stuff museums, or something like that along such a route?
I'd appreciate any help you all can give - I'm really looking forward to this trip and can use all the advice I can get!