a walk on the beach and mini golf

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looking down the coast

We stayed at a super nasty but cheap motel (in Bay of St Louis, I think).  I'm hoping this motel was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina because it was disgusting.  I thought about writing a review on it, but I'm not even sure if it is the same hotel.  There were stains everywhere and you didn't want to touch anything.  But then we just drank alot and forgot how disgusting it was - funny how that works ;)

In the morning we drove past some beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and decided we need to go get wet.  Problem was it was a little cold so we settled for just putting our feet in the Gulf.  We spent an hour or so walking on the beach and playing in the water and sand.

After the beach we found this awesome mini golf course that is probably no longer there thanks to Katrina.

random bridge
  Actually, I just looked it up and it is really sad - there is a website with pictures of the hurricane damage.  The website states that it will likely not be restored :(  Click here for Fun Time USA hurricane damage photos.  This course was really fun mainly because it had so many large, colorful, tacky decorations like a giant serpent, a hippo water fountain, big octopus, polka dot toadstools, and random bridges over nothing.  Each hole had some sort of odd arrangement or concrete object to shoot the ball through/around.  It was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed being goofy since we had the course to ourselves.  I guess most people don't play mini golf on a cool March day. 

Note: In case you can't remember, this trip takes place in March 2005 and Hurricane Katrina destroyed the area in August 2005.  I added a couple photos from that website showing the hurricane damage/destruction of the Fun Time USA mini golf area.

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looking down the coast
looking down the coast
random bridge
random bridge
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big, new, beautiful house that pr…
us on the beach
us on the beach
our feet in the Gulf
our feet in the Gulf
long pier (and sewer pipe)
long pier (and sewer pipe)
sandpipers
sandpipers
oops I didnt run fast enough
oops I didn't run fast enough
I fell down in this orange thing
I fell down in this orange thing
this hole takes skills!
this hole takes skills!
I dare you to stick your head in a…
I dare you to stick your head in …
the disgusting motel room with sta…
the disgusting motel room with st…
tipped over lizard
tipped over lizard
S.S. Minnow and hurricane damage
S.S. Minnow and hurricane damage
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