Friday, August 6, 2010

The Gulf Coast, and some more gators

Yesterday we drove from New Orleans to Atlanta, a drive that should have taken 7.5 hours. We decided to make it a little longer by driving through the Mississippi Gulf Coast cities of Gulf Port and Biloxi. On the way there, our first stop was a gas station, where we parked next to a family with two tied-up alligators in their truck bed. They had captured them to relocate them from oil-damaged areas. They let us hold the smaller one.

As we were walking away from the gator family, a man leaned out of his window and said, "Welcome to Mississippi. When you come to Mississippi, that's what you're gonna see."


  1. is that an alligator, or are you just happy to see me? that is pretty sweet! i'm jealous of you two right now.

  2. Yeah, its amazing that the first thing we encountered within the first 5 minutes of being in Mississippi was a couple o' gators in the bed of somebody's truck at a gas station. epic.