Avoid Texas altogether and fly into either New Orleans, Atlanta, or Miami and start your cross country road trip in one of those three wonderful, vibrant cities. Don't waste any time or money in the lone star shithole of Texas, it is hot, flat, featureless, and loaded with both fascistic gun owners and narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. It's largest cities- Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, along with its shitty unfriendly capital city of Austin all resemble sprawling, hideous suburbs with third world style traffic congestion and are mostly asphalt pavement and look alike ranch style houses with a shopping mall, a skyscraper, and a long skinny green belt here and there to barely break up the dull Texas style monotony. Texans for the most part are Duck Dynasty loving, anti US, undereducated, belligerent assholes that call people from all the other 49 states and even from Puerto Rico "a damned Yankee". Pass by Texas or more accurately TexASS entirely and focus on all the other more American states, seriously.