Originally Posted by papaw.1
..... headed to Sedona,AZ. I plan on driving about 350miles a day..... We will take 5 or 6 days to get there. We are retired so no hurry......
Heck, I'm retired, too, and I think 350 miles per day IS
hurrying!! When we're traveling, we roughly plan an *average* 100 miles per day, but usually average a bit more.
If you haven't done this before, I'd head west on US72 and pick up the Natchez Trace just west of Cherokee. Stop in Tupelo and reminisce over Elvis, if that's your interest. Visit Vicksburg. Take that road down to Jackson, then either west on I-20 to Dallas, or south on I-55 to NOLA.
We drove through that area last winter with grand intentions of driving the full 440 mile length of the Natchez Trace- for historical reasons. It's a beautiful, well-kept, very scenic federal parkway, two-lane blacktop-- and after a while we found it boring. No buildings, no towns, no people-- No America! We lasted about 120 miles or so (about 3 hrs), then had to get off to another route. YMMV. If you can't last on the Trace that far, jump off at Mathiston and cut over to I-55 from there.
Two places we stayed along the way were the Holmes County State Park, near Durant, MS, and the Frog City RV Park in Duson, LA. Rayne LA, right next to Duson, bills itself as The Frog Capital of the World. You know you have to visit there.
Others have mentioned POIs further west. Enjoy your trip!