I have been able to drive across just under half of the U.S. twice, both times to Texas.  One time across North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas.  The other was a different route: through Tennessee,  Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  Both trips made me really thirst to drive across the entire US (on multiple routes).  There is so much to see out there.

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In this layout above, we are walking down a trail off the Natchez Trace in Mississippi.  It was so muggy, and there were a crazy amount of mosquitos.  But it was so green, and unusual to walk down between the hills, in a place I always imagined being so flat!