Okay, so our first official road trip was back the first week in May when my husband and I went to Gulf Shores, Al. on our bikes. (We live an hour north of Jackson, MS.) Since then, we've done (1) Memphis, (2)north La. over to Tyler, TX,(3) the Miss. Gulf Coast over to Slidell, La., and (4)northwest Alabama and back down the Natchez Trace. We had to park the bikes for a while because of INTENSE heat, home chores, and rain. That's okay. We have a nice trip planned that we are REALLY looking so forward to. The last week of October, we will go to Hot Springs, Ark. and spend the night. Next day, up hwy. 7 to Harrison. We plan to stay 3 nights there and take day trips each day: one up to Branson, Mo., and one over to Eureka Springs. After what we hope will be 4 glorious days of riding, we will travel back home all the way from Harrison. We would love to hear any suggestions about what we might enjoy as bikers, especially places to eat.... I got an iPad, and we hope to be able to chronicle our travels, as modest as they may be in comparison to the cross country riders.