Road trip southern us

Feb 8th, 2019, 10:52 AM
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Road trip southern us

hi
my wife and I are planning a seven day road trip through southern us. Wed like to see antebellum homes, civil war sites and stay in B&Bs. Were going at end of April this year. Im not sure where to begin and need help organizing my thoughts. Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Bg
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Feb 8th, 2019, 11:41 AM
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Feb 8th, 2019, 11:52 AM
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Where did you move it to?!

Where is my post now?
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Feb 8th, 2019, 02:10 PM
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>>Where did you move it to?!Where is my post now?<<

It is right here on the United States forum. Apparently you originally posted on the general 'Travel Tips' Forum and the moderator moved it to this forum (You probably clicked on the thread on the Travel Tips board, but that one is just sort of a directional arrow to the thread here)

You have 7 days in a couple of months - are driving TO the southern USA for your road trip -- if so where are you starting from? Or are you flying in and renting a car -- if so where are you flying in to?
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Feb 9th, 2019, 11:22 AM
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Gee, Janisj do you think the name "Modestobruce" might be a clue????
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Feb 9th, 2019, 11:29 AM
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OK -- we have members w/ Paris in their screen names and . . . don't live in Paris, have basingstoke in their screen name and . . . don't live in Basingstoke, have Clifton in their screen name and . . . don't live in Clifton. You get the drift.

So maybe the OP does live in Modesto (poor guy ) or maybe not. That still doesn't say they are flying in or driving across country to get there. If they ARE flying in it would help to know where since that is where the road trip would begin.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 11:57 AM
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New Orleans and the Natcheze Trace. charleston, savannah. Richmond, Charlottesville, etc.
Aprill will be beautiful in Charleston and NOLA with azalea season to punctuate your trip.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 01:37 PM
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With only a week, pick 2-3 cities. We visited New Orleans one spring for 3 nights and then drove to Natchez, MS, both have plantation homes to visit and Vicksburg was a major civil war battlefield.
Can't help with B&Bs, don't care for them very much.
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Feb 9th, 2019, 05:09 PM
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Aww, come on Janis. Best time of year in Modesto. The almonds are starting to bloom!

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Feb 9th, 2019, 07:09 PM
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I knew that 'Modesto dig' would get you
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Lets hope modestobruce comes back and lets us know where his road trip will start. There are worse places to live in California than Modesto - (Barstow and Baker come to mind).
In May this year I'll be 'riden on the City of New Orleans' and stopping in Memphis on the way to New Orleans. It will be my first visit to New Orleans since Katrina.
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Feb 11th, 2019, 10:26 AM
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Yes, we are flying from SFO to Atlanta. We decided to forgo New Orleans for another time (Mardi Gras). Our tentative route is:
Atlanta > Savannah > Charleston > Macon (?) > Atlanta. We were going to include the Antebellum Tour from Athens but decided it would rush us too much (only have seven days). Besides, there are plenty of Antebellum homes to see in those other cities, I believe.
So, any 'must do's' are appreciated.
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Feb 11th, 2019, 11:36 AM
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You will LOVE that itinerary. Check to see when the house and garden tours are.
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Feb 11th, 2019, 12:19 PM
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With only seven days that is a good taste of the Southeast. If you like flying into Atlanta, remember that the Amtrak Crescent leaves Atlanta in the morning and is in New Orleans before sunset.
The Amtrak station in New Orleans is right next to the domed stadium that the Saints play in. The Amtrak station in Memphis is across Main Street from the Arcade restaurant which was an Elvis hangout.
I've already bought my ticket for a tour of Sun Studios in Memphis. They have a bus for tour purchasers that goes from Sun Studio to Graceland.
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Feb 11th, 2019, 01:51 PM
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Tom, the OP is not visiting New Orleans this trip.
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So as a former Girl Scout leader, just want you to know that Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts, was from Savannah. Her historic home is there. And is said to be interesting. I won't go crazy here, but Juliet was a fascinating person in her own right (even if you're not interested in Girl Scouts).

One thing I've always wanted to do in that area is to see the Gullah heritage trail. And I will admit it--the kids' show is what first piqued my interest into this fascinating culture. Here's a link to one tour, but I have no idea if it's the only one, or if it's a good one.

Gullah Heritage | Gullah Heritage Tours

Whatever you end up seeing, I hope you come back and do a trip report here.
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