After plotting potential routes in Texas and Florida, Texas came out on top. Plus I have a friend we can stay with for 4 nights in Houston, making Texas the best choice for this single mom on a tight budget.
So now we have to decide what sites to see and how many nights to stay in other towns.
Should we visit the missions of San Antonio? If we're that close to the state capitol, I believe a trip to Austin is in order. Maybe we should spend a day relaxing at the beach in Galveston.
Houston has lots of sites to see, but we don't have the time or money to see them all in one trip. What are the must-do sites here?