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Question Lower states road trip..

Gonna be out in LA for a week, next week then driving back to NJ. Any recommendations for a good routes and stops, etc, etc...? 'Ive done the northern states before, so want to run back from the south this trip. Not in a rush to get back so, have time to check things out.


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Stay low like down I-10 for a bit?

See the Marfa-lights? Maybe eat a steak at Cattiemans Land and Cattle Company.

Stop in Austin Tex. Eat a Tex-Mex chimichanga. franklins BBQ.

Then bourbon county. Taste some booze, take a tour.
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Great Smoky Mountains south or further?
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I-77 Thru the blue-ridge mts. is a great road.

https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=eff3f97f-bfd8-4eae-9dd4-145cba0fac55&cp=36.608921~-94.597703&lvl=5&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027
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I’ve done this trip many times: blues highways or interstate?

Edit: If you rent an SUV, I have a few dirt road side trips that actually make sense.
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Check out sections of Rt 66.
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Check out sections of Rt 66.
If you have time, take R-66. Still some interesting things to see.

If you come through Oklahoma City, let me know. I know of a couple of great R-66 restaurants and I can meet you for a meal, lunch or dinner. Just give me a heads up on what day.

PM me you contact info, and I will reply with mine.
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I just made the drive from northern Virginia to Albuquerque and back via I 40. Not a bad trip...but I was in a hurry this time and didn't stray from the interstate (drove straight through each way after a stop at my vacation house in Asheville). If you go south down 301 through southern MD, you can see Washington's birthplace and quite a few revolutionary war and civil war sites if interested.

Eventually you get on on I95/85 to 40, you go through Fredericksburg (if you choose or you can bypass on 301 and hit I95 just north of Richmond), Richmond, Petersburg (civil war stuff), then near Raleigh/Durham research triangle area where you hit I40 to the mountains (Asheville), then Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, OK City, Amarillo and then the NM mountains into Albuquerque. From NM to LA, you can see a lot of Arizona (Grand Canyon) and Nevada (Las Vegas/Hoover Dam, etc.). Shelby Museum in LV is cool.
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Just a 1/2 mile from I-40 in Weatherford is the Stafford Air And Space museum. If you are into airplanes and space program thay have a cool place. You can just a hour and see a lot of it, or many hours if you are really into it.

If you come down I-44 it pretty much parallels Rt-66. So you can jump off the interstate and do R-66 for a while and get back on and go. In some parts, it is the very same road.

If you use I-44, when you get to St. Lewis DO NOT go the downtown route. Take the southern bypass interstate around St. Lewis. The interchanges and traffic in the middle of town are just beyond belief bad. I will avoid it at all cost anytime I have to go through St. Lewis. The southern route is way faster, and safer through St. Lewis.
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Stop at the most underwhelming spot on I-40.



Not many people stop there.
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Stop at the most underwhelming spot on I-40.



Not many people stop there.
Why didn't you correct the sign while you were there ?
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One can always stand on the corner in Winslow Arizona doing that route.
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Why didn't you correct the sign while you were there ?
Did they move the oceans?
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Did they move the oceans?
My guess is he is talking about the "scenic " marker.
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The Gulf of Mexico is not the Atlantic ocean.
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The Gulf of Mexico is not the Atlantic ocean.
Eventually the Gulf connects to the Atlantic. I did not have anything to do with the sign of course. I have been there, just to think of the Bob Seger and his song Roll me Away:

Stood alone on a mountain top
Starin' out at the Great Divide
I could go east, I could go west
It was all up to me to decide

The continental divide in Colorado is much more spectacular. I was however on my own, and I had the freedom of all American citizens and it was all up to me to decide. I did continue my trip as planned, but I planned it on my own.
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And the Atlantic eventually connects to the Pacific... so there !

I always "think" of the CD as like the Colorado one fwiw.... Seger was always a favorite too

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