For the first time in 4 years, I'm going to miss the summer Vegas trip. I know I'm going in the fall with a group of friends and will definitely be going to the winter WPBT gathering. So twice in one year is enough.
Instead, we are going on a road trip. We are going to spend around a week and a half, including the 4th of July in Texas and the deep south. Currently our plans are to see the rangers play the Rays on July 3 in Arlington and to be in Austin for the 4th. Their little celebration sounds like fun.
The next week our only plans are to go to the Lampasas Spring Ho festival on July 6 or 7, an Astros game, and probably the Tabasco factory in Louisiana. Hopefully, we can go to a few places in the deep south Alton Brown visited during his 'Feasting on Asphalt 2" show on our way back to Chicago.
So, between July 5 and July 10 or so, we need some more stuff to do in Texas and/or Louisiana.
Any suggestions? We are planning of being in Austin for most of that time, but driving a few hundred miles to see or do something cool is not a problem :)