Gulf Coasting

Mississippi, Alabama and Florida along the Gulf Coast (and inland)

WesTrek '99

September 1999

The talk about shrimp at Bubba Gump's in New Orleans made NOT still hungry for the creatures.  So it was along the gulf coast he went. But he was not finding happiness in his search, instead finding himself Blue in Biloxi.

Biloxi Blues.

Blue or not, though, NOT always feels better around Tanks. And he found himself giving tanks at the U.S.S. Alabama park in Mobile. Rommel may have been the Desert Fox, but NOT would have been the Desert Duck, if he had served in the Persian Gulf.


While going down the highway in Tallahassee, NOT spied a bus advertising "Feasting, Imbibing and Debauchery." Being three of NOT's favorite things, he quickly climbed aboard, only to be reminded by Dave that this was only an Ad. "Away to the pub then!" the duck commanded.

Get on the Bus

While there, NOT realized that the place was made out of money. Well, not exactly made out of money, but papered in it. Patrons,the first of which must have been drunk or rather rich or both, sign dollar bills and hang them from the walls. Dave and NOT decided to add to the collection, though our Duck was glad to find Dave intended to use a dollar and not a duck bill to hang on the wall.

That's a Big Cow!

It was a turn inland due now, in order to head to Atlanta. But along the way, NOT encountered what is one of the most unusual monuments around - dedicated to the Boll Weevil in Enterprise, Alabama.  While there were no red shirts to be seen, there was a woman in the middle of the intersection holding aloft a giant bug. NOT just wondered if the boll is truly the root of all weevil.

Bolling for Dollars.

Bolling for Dollars. Bolling for Dollars.

After contemplating that last pun, NOT made a hasty exit, let he be Maul-ed.

Come to the Dark Side

WesTrek '99 Travels

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U.S. Travel

Alabama State Travel
Florida State Travel
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Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman

Prepared Fall 1999.  Last updated June 2006