My wife and I would like to see the South. Unfortunately, this will be a car trip, (unless someone wants to contribute a loaner bike). We plan to use air miles for travel from California, then rent the cheapest car we can get for about 2 weeks of driving around, on a very low budget. A rough route might include Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, Greensboro, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Atlanta. Depending on time, we may have to skip one leg of that rectangle. The trip would be in late July - early August. I have been to Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida tourist areas, but would like to experience the old culture of the Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee. I don't need to see the sanitized modern culture, as I can read about that in Garden and Gun magazine, and can't afford it anyway. We would like to eat BBQ (especially if it is at some town function), listen to bluegrass (especially an informal jam), and attend church at an Assemblies of God church. We currently attend church at an AG church in California, but it is very conservative and low key. Something more charismatic (don't care if it is black or white congregation) would be inspirational frankly. A swamp buggy race, truck pull (I'm on a pit crew for a Pro-Modified), or drag race (I'm also on a pit crew for a Nitro Funny Car) would be a blast. I could even check a rifle/shotgun on the airplane for a hunt of some sort. We want to experience what most Californians might consider backwards or redneck, and embrace it instead. I need a break from the fruits and nuts of California. Get the idea? So does anyone have suggestions of events, places to see, places to eat? Let the suggestions fly!