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."