Our upcoming road trip will take us through the Deep South, The Land of Dixie. I am planning on leaving the last week of March. Meanwhile I've been doing my homework - research. Just like the Great Plains Trip, our route will be dictated by the weird and unusual that can be found along the back roads America. The adventure will really begin as we pass through lower Oklahoma into Arkansas, down into Louisiana then east through Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, up into the Carolinas then west through Tennessee. I sent off to the states for their visitor packets which all came back with a road map except Alabama. Times must be really tough for Alabama. The maps come in handy to circle the towns with kooky things to see from my print-outs and then our route is decided.
By chance one day I came across one of those news articles - the Ten Most Dangerous Towns in the U.S., or highest murder rate per capita, or most crime ridden, something along that line. Anyway, 6 of those 10 were in the South. Pine Bluff and Little Rock Arkansas, New Orleans Louisiana, Mobile Alabama, and Jackson and Memphis Tennessee. Well I always steer clear of the major cities anyway, but the trip should prove interesting nevertheless. We'll be okay folks. It isn't like we will be touring Afghanistan.