I've never posted in a forum before; I'll take a chance here and see how it goes.
I'm leaving San Jose on May 30th and driving to Chapel Hill NC (Raleigh/Durham area). I'm giving myself 21 or 22 days to accomplish this and I intend to stop in both Phoenix and Memphis to visit family enroute.
Can anyone suggest some of the more interesting sights/attractions along the way? It does look like I'm going to be intimately familiar with I40 after this, however I DO have the time and wherewithal to jet off the beaten path if you can suggest something unique. The only thing I'm determined to do is visit some civil war battlefields while driving what appears to be the entire width of Tennessee.
So, the basic question is what would YOU do if you had this kind of time and few distractions (wife and kids elsewhere)? I hope to not visit hotels/motels except to shower and maybe get into a soft bed every so often. Not that I can't afford them, I'm just sorta attracted to the idea of bringing a tent and/or sleep inside this big 'old 2006 Durago I'll be behind the wheel of.
Any ideas would be appreciated