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Going Home, Day 5 -- March 6, 2012

Biloxi, MS, to Port Arthur, TX.

We ate breakfast in the room, then drove west through Panama City. It was spring break for the college kids, but the Girls-Gone-Wild were sleeping it off on this cold and windy morning. We stopped along the shore a couple of times at various parts of Gulf Islands National Seashore and Mom walked in the sand. We took a ferry across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island, which even at $20.50, was better than driving all the way around the bay. On Dauphin Island, AL, we stopped at a Civil War fort on the tip of island for a quick lunch, and later stopped at a nice park in a stand of old pine-oak woods. Continuing, we drove out of Alabama and stopped at the Star Motel in Biloxi, MS, just past sunset. From the motel, we could look out on hurricane reconstruction efforts and bits of the Gulf Shore.

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Morning view from hotel room
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Mom walking in the sand
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Lots of sand along the roadways
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Dauphin Island Ferry
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Male Red-breasted Merganser in flight
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Dauphin Island Ferry

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