In 40 years of riding, I've never been to the Gulf Coast from the pan-handle of FL through Alabama, Mississippi, and on to The Big Easy. I want to do a relaxing trip and definitely avoid the super slab and large metropolitan areas. I do want to see some of Mobile, Biloxi, and of course New Orleans. I'll be riding from Hendersonville, NC to my friend's place in Fort Payne, AL. The next day we plan to go in the car to the Indy Car races at Barber. We'll take off the following day on the bikes for the Gulf Coast. I'd appreciate any suggestions for scenic routes, historic places, and interesting places to eat along the way. My biggest regret is that I'm allergic to oysters, but anything else is open for tasting.