I'm traveling to Dallas/Irving, Texas for a business trip and taking an extra week to visit and see "heartland" Texas in November (4th to the 11th). I'm a connoisseur of cigars, love moonshine (in moderation), and Pitmaster BBQ'ing, western movies, national parks (Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains), and rodeos. I love good/unique food and shopping in local shops (antiques too). I grew up on a family farm and love country scenery. I don't care for urban or city life when I'm on vacation (a city is a city) but crowds don't bother me.
I'm willing to travel around Texas up to eight hours away from Dallas but anything more than four hours of driving would have to be something pretty spectacular.
Any suggestions on where to go and what to do?
Carlsbad Caverns or Big Bend?
What's the best BBQ in the area?
Any ghost towns or western reenactment places?
Any unique tobacco places?
Anything I'm totally missing out on that I ought to see?
Thanks!Edited: 9:40 am, July 02, 2013