My husband, preteen, and I are planning to drive out to Gunnison, CO from Central Florida the end of August for my sister's wedding. I have read through many of the threads that cover this road trip and I see that there are a number of you who have experience with many of the routes/roads. I am using the Advanced Map to plot our stops and sights and thought I'd start querying you all to get some advice.
The first leg of our journey, we are considering a stopover in Mobile, AL, and then hitting DeSoto National Forest for a hike the next day. I'm looking at taking Hwy 49 from there through Jackson, MS, but have read that stretches of it are under construction. Is it worth taking or should we go across Hwy 98 and up I-55?
Thanks in advance!