Hello all, I'm looking for feedback on a trip I'm planning for early August through the Midwest. In particular, are the roads I'm choosing decent, are the routes fun/scenic/relatively safe, and are there any areas I should avoid or not miss? I MUST hit Houston, Austin, and Guthrie in TX; McPherson, KS; and Sullivan, MO. So here's what I've been thinking. Under consideration: Worth seeing? Best way to go? Iowa Loess Hills Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverway on Hwy 106 between Ellington and Houston Highway 19 from Hermann to Winona Elephant Rock State Park Kansas Austin, TX Ouachita National Forest Thanks for any advice/help you can send my way!