Ok -I'm going to take a day off of work next week to make up for working two weekends in a row.
So, I've got several options and am indecisive. Here's where y'all come in.
Drive to Paris, Texas via Texas backsroads and just generally explore the area around Paris.
Explore the towns of Natchitoches, LA and Nacodoches, Texas. Both are very old towns dating from the time of the early French and Spanish Settlers in this area. Also - on the way the Natchitoches I keep seeing a sign for a Buffalo herd somewhere off the interstate. I'm rather intrigued.
Drive US Highway 80 east of Shreveport - could possibly make it to the Mississippi side and take the bridge mentioned in this article to Vicksburg and then turn around and come back via I-20. Highlights would be the bridge and 80 goes through or near Gibsland, LA where Bonnie and Clyde were shot. It's also near Mount Driskell which at a whopping 535 feet is the highest point in Louisiana.
Someone on here throws a dart at a map or has a brilliant idea of something they'd like me to check out in the general vicinity of East Texas, South Arkansas, Southeast Oklahoma (maybe) or North and Central Louisiana.