By midweek, I needed a change of pace from Pascagoula, so I got into my rent-a-car and drove over to Mobile.
Ah, Mobile, the home of Jimmy Buffet, Satchel Paige and Homerin' Hank Aaron; the site of the country's oldest Mardi Gras and the Battle of Mobile Bay ("damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"); the USS Alabama; the Azalea City, the Old South, the Deep South, the Gulf South.
Well, I missed the "Mardi Gras Parade in July" by one day. I won't go into detail on what I did find, but let's just say that I came back to Pascagoula with the phone number of a woman named "Star" written on toilet paper.