Long story short, I'll be doing a road trip from NJ to AZ with the wife and kids next month and I'm looking for good places to stop. I'll be staying with my brother just east of Atlanta for a night or two and the next scheduled stop isn't until Carlsbad, NM. Can any of you suggest a good place(s) to stop between those two locations? Something relatively close to I-20 would be great as that'll probably be our route across the States.
Going south Blue Ridge Pkwy/Natchez Trace etc from NJ to Hotlanta and beyond south to nawliens
Going west a bit north of 20 along the ok/ar border there is a great side route over a ridge similar to driving the blue ridge parkway but with a classic national forest lodge on top and a forest of miniature oaks
Last time across we drove past the castle (lunch) tho and stayed at Robber Cave State Park in a old CCC cabin made of huge boulders and logs. There are campsites and a motel there too overlooking the mountains. Kids will love the caves although Robbers Cave itself is more of a slot.