My husband and I will be driving along I-20 from Atlanta to Dallas soon and plan to stay overnight somewhere in Mississippi or Louisiana. Do you know of a cool/weird/interesting/kitschy place to stay along that route, say within 30-45 minutes of the highway? I am thinking something like the Tee Pee Motel, The Clown Motel, or other interesting places to stay.
The plan is: a counterclockwise loop beginning & ending in New Orleans with stops in Biloxi, Mobile, Selma, Montgomery, Huntsville, Shiloh, Memphis, Oxford, Vicksburg, Port Gibson and Natchez. I have a working list of what to see, what am I missing? [more inside]
I'm driving from Memphis to Mobile next week and have 2-3 days to spare in between. What places should I see? [more inside]
A sibling of mine is in crisis. Possible bipolar disorder, definite prescription pill abuse, possible suicide risk. We need to find them help immediately. But my family being my family, there are some requirements that have to be met. More details inside. [more inside]
What is it actually like to live in Jackson, MS? [more inside]
Please help me make the most of my vacation (staying just outside Oxford) the last week of July (7/28-8/1). (The Faulkner conference will take place the previous week - dang.) I am familiar with the town generally, but plan to be showing it (and north MS generally) off to a friend those last few days. Thacker Mountain Radio does not have a schedule posted for then, nor does Square Books, nor the Ford Center. I know it is a ridiculous time of year to travel there, but that's not negotiable. Any ideas?
My husband and I will be in Vicksburg, MS over Labor Day weekend. Neither of us are from anywhere close to the area, but we want to plan an awesome weekend of road trip and adventure. Help! [more inside]
I've used AskMeFi for travel advice before and it's been invaluable. This time I'm planning a road trip from Gainesville, FL to Austin, TX around Halloween to coincide with a music festival I attend each year. I've been to the United States (NYC, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest) many times but never to the south – with the exception of Florida if that counts. Do you have any suggestions, places to definitely see, places to definitely avoid? More below if useful... [more inside]
I have a friend who will be taking care of her mom in Jackson, MS, next week while the latter undergoes surgery. Because said friend survived an accident a few years ago and consequently prefers not to drive, can you recommend a solution for getting them both to the hospital and back? She seems to think Jackson does not have cabs, but I suspect there is a better solution. I do not know which hospital they will be visiting.
My 24-year-old brother is planning to kayak down the Mississippi River by himself over the next two months. I haven't been able to talk him out of it. What can I do, or have him do, to make this safer? [more inside]
I would like to take a two day trip less than 4 hours from New Orleans on public transportation. Where should I go? [more inside]
Where should we eat in Jackson/Bolton Mississippi? [more inside]
I'm about to embark on a solo cross-country roadtrip from Georgia to Southeastern Arizona- what are some cool/interesting places that I should check out along the way to break the monotony of travel? [more inside]
Comfortable camping with a small dog on the gulf coast? Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
How do I express an compelling argument to attend Ole Miss Law School? [more inside]
Looking for integrative medical/alternative health care providers in the Mississippi Delta; Jackson, MS; or Memphis, TN. If that's not possible, I'd like to find conventional providers who work on women's health issues and are caring, nice, and open-minded. [more inside]
Road trip filter: what should we see on our trip up the Mississippi between St Louis and Iowa City? (more inside) [more inside]
Is this a Mississippi Mudflap? Do the lines in the side affect the category of mullet it fits into?
What should I do, see and eat in the evenings in Jackson MS during the week (on and off for the next few months). [more inside]
Do you know a neighborhood in or near Manhattan this country boy won't hate to live in? [more inside]
I'm in New Orleans the week of the 13th-20th and have very few plans for what to do during the day (by myself) or at night (with a friend). I'm looking for suggestions for places to go, preferably that we can get to by streetcar. Note: I've never spent this much time in a city with a big river before and have no idea what to do with that. [more inside]
[Family Vacation Filter] What fun and family friendly ideas are there for a family of hipsters to go a spring vacation that's within 4-7 hour drive of Baton Rouge, LA? [more inside]
There are a couple of gorgeous beaches on the west side of the Mississippi river near Lake Street in south Minneapolis. Is it safe to swim or wade at them? [more inside]
I have a follow-up to this Southern US road trip question. My route is firmed up, and I'd like recommendations for anything to see or skip between hotel stops. [more inside]
Tell me about Shreveport, Louisiana. Things to see. Places to eat. Quickest and safest way to get there. [more inside]
This (early 19th century, mississippi river?) oil on canvas painting (large size, 612 Kb) has been in my family for generations. Who painted it, when, where? [more inside]
Chicago to Houston in one week, two lovely gals, one Camry: We're taking a road trip the week before July 4, starting in Chicago and ending in Houston. Any route tips? Things to see? Do? Quirky free attractions to see along the way? [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a playlist of songs with the words Memphis or Mississippi in them. [more inside]
I've been considering a position in Jackson, Mississippi. The job would be fantastic and a real step-up. The folks there seem eager to have me. The problem is Mississippi. My parents and sister now live there, but pretty far south (Picayune). I live in PA and before this mostly in the Midwest. Will I fit in? [more inside]
Moving to Memphis: It seems a bit crime-y, am I going to die? Give me the low-down on real life in Memphis. [more inside]
Can the British just sail right up the Mississippi? [more inside]
What should we not miss in a 3 day drive from New Orleans to Atlanta? [more inside]
My best friend is stationed in Biloxi, MS with Americorps and I'm planning on going down there for a Southern roadtrip over the Christmas holidays. What should we see within 4-6 hours of Biloxi? [mi] [more inside]
Winter holiday festivals in Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama - Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and others especially...
Help me find family-friendly winter holiday festivals and celebrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to be held this year (2007-2008)-- especially non-Christian celebrations like those celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or just winter itself. Or specific cultural celebrations that would offer something beyond the usual Xmas/Santa stuff. [more inside]
Any Mississippians/Louisianans care to tout the virtues and/or notable places and events of their homeland (or at least point me in the direction of a some good fried pickles?) [more inside]
Southern Christmas/winter holiday traditions for families with kids -- point me to some good things to see, places to go, eat, etc in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama especially (GA, Arkansas, TN also welcome).... [more inside]
Can you identify this strange plant? [more inside]
Road trip! Atlanta to Arkansas in early April. My grandparents will be visiting from California and my husband and I are taking my them on what will most likely be their last trip back to the homes of their youth in Wesson, Arkansas (near El Dorado). With an 800-mile trip one way, we'll spend over a week on the trip, and will probably have to stop overnight somewhere on the way -- Jackson? Natchez? any suggestions for where to sleep or must-see stops on the way? [more inside]
Rare Book Dealers in Mississippi? (Help a student librarian!) [more inside]
NameMyCatFilter: So we are fostering a kitten that was rescued from a house in Mississippi destroyed by Katrina -- a situation that will likely become permanent, and now we are thinking about a name for the little guy. Constraints inside. [more inside]