Decided to take a road trip with my son, Adam before an upcoming deployment to Bahrain for a year. Preparations such as they were are captured in this thread. Got on the road a little late but still needed to swing by and see our local pink octopus Not sure what Adam did but I had to spring him from the "Old Jail" in Baldwin, FL so we could.. Get rained on... Having had enough of that (or so we thought!) we threw some paper airplanes before Getting rained on some more... and finally getting to our day's objective USS ALABAMA to play some Battleship! I missed an epic sunset over Mobile Bay while picking up some dinner after making camp at Blakely State Park but Ranger Jim was a hell of a guy and got us lined up with a great camp site and some history of the park. The next day started by us... Getting rained on again... alot. We swung through NOLA to grab a surf and turf Po boy from Parkway Bakery and Tavern. While here, my outlaw biker son gargled in public (it's illegal in Louisiana, please don't call the fuzz!) The seating is a little chaotic but after all the rain it was an EPIC sandwich and Adam and I were stuffed and sufficiently warmed up to... Get rained on some more. Finally dried up as we neared the Texas border and Adam and I stopped by this old Stuckey's station to wring LA out of our socks and other unmentionables before pushing on to Houston for the night. Tomorrow we plan on swinging by the Alamo and riding a couple Sisters before making out way to Carlsbad Caverns.