We drove along the 'Forgotten Coast' of Florida. Our stop today was to see the USS Alabama. It was quite the tour (2 hours) where we got to see all of the ship that housed 2500 men during WWII. It was so cold that we were just about the only ones there! They also have open for viewing the submarine 'Drum' which also saw action in WWII.
The rest of the drive was primarily seeing the Gulf beaches and small resort towns. Arrived at home on 1/9/10...pooped!
We arrived in Hattiesburg, MS to visit the Armed Forces Museum which was located on the army base, Camp Shelby. They had artifacts from all the wars up to present day with a focus on the involvement of Mississippi in particular.
We drove south heading for the coastline of the Gulf. In Biloxi, we took a tour of the Jefferson Davis home which was just refurbished after major damage due to Hurricane Katrina. Many of the outbuildings had not been rebuilt yet.