In 2022 my wife and I will celebrate our 30th year of marriage and since most of our kids are adults now, we are planning on taking a trip together.
Thanks to my prior career and us living in a bunch of different states, I have been to 40 of the 50 states. Other than Hawaii and Alaska, the states I have not been to are in two clumps. One is the Northwest: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The other is the Deep South: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.
My plan is to hit those four southern states over the course of our trip, which for OpSec will take place at an unannounced time next year.
So my question is this:
Given those four states which I am not at all familiar with:
Where should we go?
Where should we stay?
What should we do when down there?
Obviously I want to stay clear of the large population centers and any especially diverse areas. We are not big tourist trap people, or crowd people in general. In other words, more into things that are unique and/or natural beauty rather than outlet malls and theme parks. Not working with an unlimited budget here but willing to spend reasonably to have decent places to eat and sleep.
Denizens of the Deep South or people who have visited there, what say you?