We left Pensacola, Florida at lunch time and headed west on the I-10. We arrived in Mobile, Alabama within about an hour and decided to visit the Alabama Battleship Memorial Park; a World War 2 battleship that you can explore inside; Grandad you would have loved it, I will email you more photo’s! They also had the oldest remaining submarine in the world and loads of helicopters and fighter jets (including the Lockheed A12) in an aircraft pavilion. The ship was amazing, we went inside the gun turrets, saw the beds the crew slept in and were allowed to climb all the decks from top to bottom.
We then continued on to Mississippi and stopped off at a gas station so we actually set foot in the state! Finally we drove to New Orleans, Louisiana for our next stay; four states within a few hours!