I'm planning to take the trip Cathy talked about earlier. I've been using all the posts to put together a rather comprehensive list of prospects. My plan is to take two weeks and drive from Atlanta (where I live) into the Carolinas, across Tennessee, through Missouri to Kansas City, then back, probably through Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.
I plan to leave in a couple of weeks, once minor league baseball season begins.
Rather than recreate the already-existing and very informative posts, I'd just like to ask for suggestions of must-sees, must-avoids, and lists of any places that are definitely open only on certain days.
I'm armed with my copies of "Eat your Way Across the USA" and "Southern Belly."
Also, I'd like to stay at as many 'cool' or 'vintage' motels along the way as possible. Any suggestions? I'm having a hard time finding any good lists. I can stay at Budget Inns, etc., but where available, I'd rather experience Americana.