Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Daphne-Spanish Fort
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We wanted to check out this RV Park, so decided it would be a good place ...
Seven years ago when we were here, we had put a Walmart location into our GPS to do some shopping. This was at a place called "Pass Christian", when we got to the point that Walmart was supposed to be located all we found was a cement slab Katrina had wiped out the building and most of the coastline including the boardwalk that followed the beach. Houses near the water had been devastated.
So much re-building work has happened ...
From the Florida panhandle, we began our jaunt along the Gulf coast, stopping for a night in Mobile, AL. Now to be honest, we hadn't really been planning on this stop originally. That arctic freeze in Florida ended up changing our route and once again, we were very grateful for the serendipity that allowed us to discover the USS Alabama memorial park. As any of our friends/family would confirm, we generally prefer butter to guns. But the sheer enormity of a real battleship ...
... to preserve the history of Mobile.
Some general comments concerning our visit: Mobile was originally founded in 1702 by the French and was eventually annexed to the United States via the Louisiana Purchase. Most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, Louisiana but, in fact, Mardis Gras actually originated in Mobile, Alabama, and is much more family- friendly than the hedonistic event that goes on in New ...
... hangers were magnificently adorned with every type of plane you can imagine. There was a POW corner containing a welcome home for them after Vietnam, uniforms provided, notes and poems written in isolation and escape material. There was a small women's area with video interviews and uniforms of of flight nurses. There was recent art work brought back from current deployments but the main centre was about the jets and planes. There are too many to list and we both took so ...