As part of an around the world trip in Feb 2014 we will fly into Houston from Honolulu. I booked an onward journey from Chicago to Europe 10 days later. My idea was to rent a car, drive to New Orleans and then travel north along the Missisippi pass Natchez and further to Memphis and Chicago.
We chose Houston as an entry point for two reasons: It has direct flights from Honolulu and my girlfriend wanted to see a bit of Texas. However, it seems there is little interesting and typically Texan to see between Houston and the Lousiana border: Any suggestion on where we could go? The most interesting places seem west of Houston (Austin, St Antonio, Frederiksburg) but those places are not really on the way. Is there any place we should not miss between Memphis and Chicago? Has anyone alternative route suggestions for this trip?