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Houston-Mississippi River-St. Louis - Kansas City

We are in the early stages of planning a trip from Houston, through Louisiana to the Mississippi, up the Mississippi to St. Louis, and then along the Katy Trail to Kansas City. We expect to leave in late March, and have to finish by late May. My range is about 50 flattish miles a day maximum for trips over a couple of days. Is it possible to do this trip without camping? I expect there will be plenty of services along the Katy Trail, but what about the rest of the trip? The rural roads mostly don't have shoulders according to Google Maps street view. Are the motorists mostly bike-tolerant if we are polite? How afraid do I need to be of dogs? How difficult is finding drinkable water? Will it be reliably above the mid 50's in the daytime on the Gulf Coast by late March and as we go north? Can anyone point me to good trip accounts? I haven't found much on CGOAB.

Thanks for any information you can give me.
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