Two weeks from today (Saturday, October 30) Mom, Lori and I will be hitting the road on our cross-country trek from Albany, NY, to Las Vegas. We’d like to roll into Vegas a week later on Saturday, November 7, though the next day would be okay as well.
When Lori and I made the trip last May, we had some definite ideas of places we wanted to check out—Santa Fe, the Oklahoma City memorial, Graceland, Nashville, and Asheville, NC, come to mind. But the attractions that turned out to be the most fun were quirky and unexpected—Cadillac Ranch, the largest cross in North America, and the café at the midpoint of Route 66 in Texas; Gatlinburg and a Loretta Lynn restaurant somewhere in Tennessee; Helen Keller’s birthplace and the lost luggage place in Alabama… not to mention all the biker bars we visited along the way. (Note to Mom: don’t think we won’t be dragging you into a few on this trip.)
We’re not so sure of our itinerary for the way back. I’ve already been to the Museum of Tobacco Art and History in Nashville, and it’s a good thing I saw it when I did because it’s now closed. Lori’s already been to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in St. Louis, but I haven’t and it sounds like a blast so she may just end up there again. I’d also like to breeze through Roswell, NM, in search of alien life, though it’s not really on the way.
See, this is where we need your help.
What fun/quirky places can you recommend between Albany and Las Vegas?
Or, is there a weird place you always wanted to visit and would like us to report back on?
We’d especially like to find something in West Virginia and Kentucky since we’ve never been through those states. I’ve never been to Kansas or Missouri, either. I’m open for suggestions—tell me where to go!