My wife and I are new to the road camping. So this is a broad sweep, 30,000 foot type question: We're thinking of driving from Bellingham, WA to Nashville to visit our son in September, and then touring some of the Civil War sites in the region while we're there by branching out from Nashville to do this. But where and how to get started? Our thought is that we would travel in our Corolla with a light luggage-only trailer and/or car top carrier to pack gear, and a camp kitchen to cook along the way. So big question: Are we crazy? Is this do-able? Are we too late in the season to get reservations? We're not new to camping, being veteran backpackers, but new to this kind of travel. Any suggestions or comments for starters?