Traveling Companion: Scott Schwieger
Vehicle: Scott's 1998 Toyota Corolla
Unfortunately for Scott, his wife Jessica had to work on this day, their fifth wedding anniversary, but it was fortunate for me that Scott was free, and so after giving me a brief driving tour of Mobile, Alabama, where they live, on the previous evening, Scott and I headed down the Gulf Coast to Biloxi.
It was a very foggy morning. At the end of the pier, we couldn't even see the lighthouse at the foot of the pier.
It would seem that it was a good time for the lighthouse to be lit, but no, it was dark.
I didn't really do any research about what to see in Biloxi, and so I was surprized to see, lurking out of the fog and
gnarled live oaks, was:
It stands next to Beauvoir, the plantation where the only ex-president of the Confederacy spent his last few years, dying there in 1889. We didn't tour it, and so I can't really say much about it. We basically just low-pointed and ran in Mississippi, but we stopped for some Gulf seafood (It was labeled as such to indicate that it was not imported from Asia competitor nations.) on the way back to Mobile.
Scott stands on his front porch
FDR used this barbeque, and
to prevent us from ruining the historic grill, it was filled with concrete.
But I couldn't stay long as I had to return home. I spent the rest of the day driving to my aunt and uncle's catfish farm in Georgia. The next morning we when to nearby Warm Springs and the Little White House, the small retreat Franklin D. Roosevelt visited twice a year on average and where he died in 1945. Then we went to the "Historic Pools" where FDR and others paralized by polio took physical therapy in the 88 degree waters.
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