My two sons (7 & 10) and my dad and I are going to spend a few days in Memphis and then want to drive to New Orleans. We are from California and want to experience the South. We saw that Vicksburg, Jackson and Nachez are on the way (somewhat) but we can't decide where to stop and have never been to this area. What would you recommend if we really want to get the spirit of the area? We are not looking for chain stores and franchise restaurants!