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Elberta, Alabama, sign - speed limit
19th Apr 2008
Biloxi, Mississippi; the drive there via Fairhope

Last night's crashing in someone's apartment allowed me to have a well-needed lie-in and re-couperation.  I then set off from Pensacola to Biloxi, Mississippi.  Of course I took only back-roads along the coast, which were beautiful, as you can see in the pics. 

I stopped in Fairhope, on the Mobile Bay, where they were having an Earth Day fair.  "Festival" is a little bit of a push, as it was only a small town affair.  It felt like a village fete, with school children expositioning their projects for example.

I then pushed on to Biloxi, a town famous for its casinos.  Little did I know that this would mean the price of accomodation would be proportionately high, and I spent a good hour seeking a reasonable hotel or motel.  There were none and I went over-budget on the hotel. That's going to be a concern for me:  when I have nothing booked in advance and I have to find a motel on the spot, I have little leverage with prices.  However, it's possible to sit in the motel's parking lot and hijack their free wi-fi to try to book online or to find another place nearby.  This trick also works when a little lost in a city.

That night I went to the Imperial Palace casino, where the beers were free (if you got them from the bar in the gaming room), or given to me for being cool (if you were hanging out in the live music venue with the air force guys).

It's kinda nice not really knowing what day it is, not having to worry about where, when and with whom things will be done.

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Diary Photos

Elberta, Alabama, sign - speed limit

Cheese shop, Elberta, Alabama

Outside of cheese shop, Elberta, Alabama

Sign at Earth Day festival, Fairhope, Alamaba

Earth Day festival, Fairhope, Alamaba

Mobile from Fairhope, AL

Boy fishing with a NET, Fairhope, AL

Band at Imperial Palace casino, Biloxi, Mississippi

Pawn shop right opposite the casino, MS

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