My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip this summer and looking for some advice as we make our plans. We will be flying into New Orleans and out of Albuquerque roughly two weeks later (this may change to Denver, depending on budget/flight cost).
We are into food, weird small towns, cool landscape (my girlfriend has never seen a desert). Big cities like Houston and Dallas arent really too high on our list but we do want to spend a bit of time in New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio and Santa Fe. Not really planning on any camping or anything but small hikes are fine.
Should we stick to the south of Texas and then head north through New Mexico or should we cross into New Mexico after going up north to Amarillo? Would love some input on this and things to see/do along suggested routed in both states.
Also looking for suggestions between New Orleans and San Antonio? Worth the detour to Galveston for the time we have?
I realize there is a lot of distance for the amount of time we have and our plans are sort of vague but any help is appreciated.