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15: Alabama

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Crossing the Mississippi River for the final time (on this outbound leg of the trip), I left New Orleans’ eastern suburbs and drove eastwards along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I first passed briefly through Mississippi once again, and then Alabama. (Mississippi and Alabama each have very short coastal sections that you can drive through in about an hour.)

This was my third visit to Alabama. (I once attended a conference in Huntsville, in the northern part of the state; I had also passed through the Gulf region on another visit.) So I decided not to spend much time here this time (although I did stop for lunch at an excellent oyster restaurant in Mobile – the major city in this part of the state).

Downtown Mobile

Wintzell's Oyster House, Mobile