Planning a cross-country trip for next summer. Fifty Nifty United States and all that (although, I sigh, Hawaii and Alaska are off the table).
So tell me, where should my husband and I go?
I drove to Arizona a few years back when our daughter was moving out there. We focused on music with visits to Nashville, Memphis and Graceland, San Antonio to hear Mariachi music, Austin and finally Phoenix, home of the Musical Instruments Museum.
That was so much fun I’d happily do it again.
But why? The country is so full of possibilities.
We could make an American icon trip… Grand Canyon, Pikes Peak, Mississippi River,
Mount Rushmore, Death Valley.
Or perhaps a literary tour and visit places made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain and Flannery O’Connor.
I want to see America. Of that I’m sure. My visits last time took me to a local restaurant in Texarkana, a Sunday picnic along the Skyline Drive, a drive past Bill Clinton’s home in Hope — unscheduled stops that were unforgettable.
So tell me where to go. If you like, send me links to your blog posts, Pinterest boards, Instagram pictures, Facebook albums. I read so many wonderful blogs and never can hear enough travel stories, so I want to hear yours.
I’m going on hiatus for a few weeks. I have a novel to promote. (DIVIDED LOYALTIES is coming July 27 — inspired by my traveling days and the heroines of the Civil War.) But who knows? If I go, I’ll have to write.