We are thinking of heading to the US in November - can't leave until 10 November and would love to see two things ;autumn foliage and a space shuttle launch. As it happens there is a launch on 12 November which we should just be able to make but I'm wondering whether the week after that would be too late to see colour? We would be driving north to be with relatives for Thanksgiving in Michigan, so would appreciate any suggestions as to routes and what not to miss. Love history (obviously should take in some civil war sites) and good food. Think we don't have time to do NYC and/or Washington - will save for another time. Checked a foliage site which suggested that this time would still be ok for foliage in Tennessee - what do you think?