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5711N0205W
17th Apr 2014, 18:42
I have from Friday to Sunday night (in a couple of weeks) to get from Mobile to Houston by Car. Instead of heading straight down I-90 where's good to go, what to see, where to stay Jackson, Shreveport, Vicksburg?

mixture
17th Apr 2014, 19:15
There's a town called Mobile ?

Fox3WheresMyBanana
17th Apr 2014, 19:19
http://vimeo.com/25499686

moosp
17th Apr 2014, 19:26
And a cool town it is. Needs a bit of cultural adjustment for myself as a Brit but the time I spent there showed me very good things about the deep south.

They have a Mardi Gras that makes the one in New Orleans look a bit tame.

Never did the drive you mentioned but anything to do with the riverboats would float mine.

Best advice for these trips generally is take two days more than you planned. Stop at unusual places, talk to people, get a feel for your country.

Um... lifting...
17th Apr 2014, 20:25
Wintzell's Oyster House, 605 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Sit at the counter. This is the original one, there are others.

It's a 7-hour drive to Houston if you just do it straight, and if you're skipping New Orleans, you have other options. Consider Natchez, at one time one of the richest cities in the United States, and it's a lot older than Jackson.

Natchez, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_MS)

It's also the southern terminus for the Natchez Trace Parkway, depending upon how much you feel like driving.

Natchez Trace Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_Trace_Parkway)

Hit a juke joint.

Junior's Juke Joint (http://deltablues.net)

fleigle
17th Apr 2014, 20:33
Natchez was the first time I had catfish and hush puppies...and the last.:suspect::suspect::suspect:
Mississippi is very interesting, the Natchez Trace is beautiful, enjoy it.
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Limeygal
17th Apr 2014, 20:36
Mobile to Houston. If you like to gamble stop in Biloxi. Also in the area is Beauvoir home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy; and the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum which showcases the art of the "Mad Potter of Biloxi." There is also of course New Orleans for great jazz and grub. If you prefer quieter pursuits get off I-10 at Winnie, Texas and head down 124 to the sea. Hang a right along the coast through wildlife preserves to Bolivar Point and catch the free ferry to Galveston Island. It runs 24/7. Houston is just 45 miles north. The Gulf Coast has a lot to offer. Have fun!

G-CPTN
17th Apr 2014, 23:03
There's a town called Mobile ?

Every Air Training Corps cadet knows that there's a town called Mobile - and there's no paper in the bogs . . .

"In Mobile" Song Lyrics and Music Score (http://www.horntip.com/html/songs_sorted_by_name/with_music/i/in_mobile/in_mobile.htm)

acbus1
19th Apr 2014, 15:20
So if you phone someone in a caravan hitched to a car in that thar towun, would that be a mobile call to a mobile mobile in Mobile?

Pom Pax
19th Apr 2014, 22:49
In need of directions in Mobile?
Ask the Vicar.

5711N0205W
21st Apr 2014, 20:07
Thanks for the suggestions.