Oh how I would love to be retired and just take on a multi-site ride over a couple of months!!
As it is, it's 20 hours of boring interstate from Dallas. And of course I would want a couple of days to visit other friends in the area, then drop on down to VA to visit the grandkids. Then I would have to ride the Dragon on the way home, swing over to Atlanta to visit some family there, then on to Nashville and pick up the Natchez Trace down to Vicksburg and the battlefield there.
So you see, there just isn't enough time to squeeze that all in with the meager vacation I am allowed.