I came acoss the site when looking for info on a trip. Certainly very informative. I would appreciate people's opinions on the above trip. I know there may be info elsewhere so apologies if this is a repeat.
Myself and family (wife & 2 kids - 14 & 9) are spending about a week in Chicago early July. We leave there on a Sunday and need to be in Houston Thursday night. As I see it, the best way would be to do three stages which would mean 2 stopovers on the way down with a full day (2 nights) in each. It would be nice to mix the two days i.e. maybe one stopover at a theme park/water park and one at a ranch/national park lodge type of thing. So I have two questions;
(1) Am I right in thinking that aiming to go from Chicago to southern Missouri (there seems to be anumber of theme parks in Missouri) in a day is not too bad a drive.
(2) If I go from Missouri heading for Houston, I could go through Arkansas or Oklahoma. Which would be better if I am looking to stop off for a ranch / national park style stopover - and suggestions would be welcome.
Then I obviously hope to get to Houston in a day from this second stopover.
If anyone has any ideas they would be most appreciated.