I traveled last week to my sister's house - 400 miles from my door to hers. I've made that trip about a hundred times I think and I know exactly where to stop, meaning where I think it's safe for a woman traveling alone to make bathroom stops, or food stops, or even a stop for a short nap in the car. One of my favorite stops is a state park in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. There's a natural spring which forms a lake and the water goes over a dam, where they make electricity. There's a path around the lake and since this park is about halfway for me I usually stop to walk the mile around. If I don't stop to walk I'm really, really stiff by the time I get to my destination.
Another favorite stop is, of course, this one:
But this trip this was my favorite pit stop: