My sister and I have decided that this summer is the perfect opportunity to visit the minor league franchises of our Seattle Mariners. The Tacoma Rainiers (AAA), Everett Aqua Sox (Short A), and Modesto Nuts (AA), are easy. What we are really excited about is a road trip to see the West Virgina Power (A) in Charleston, WV, and the Arkansas Travelers (AA) in Little Rock. The teams are only about 10 hours straight driving time apart, which gives us ample time to meander from one to the other over the course of a week or so.
The general outline is to fly in and out of Columbus, OH (Alaska as a direct flight and we have a companion fare), rent a car and drive away. I have the team schedules and we'll figure out those logistics. Also, just as general info, sis worked for several years in Portsmouth, OH and we've both visited many places in WV, KY, TN. So, I guess what I'm looking for is any suggestions for places to see beyond the obvious (Dollywood, Grand Old Opry, Graceland, etc.), and any food recommendations. We will also be dipping into Mississsippi at some point because we have to add it to our state total. So suggestions for northern MS also welcome.
Thanks in advance!