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We really should do a Gulf Coast I&I that hits Pensacola (Naval Aviation Museum/Ft. Pickens)-Mobile (USS Alabama)-New Orleans (WW2 Museum/Chalmette Battlefield). New Orleans is close to my AO, MCab is from New Orleans, and easy drives for a couple of people. Not to mention it's a little off the beaten path in terms of TankNet stuff and enough cultural things for folks from afar to take in as well.

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What would be the best time of year? I mean no scorching weather, and no hurricanes.

Probably March-April. Still getting cold fronts/storm systems, but they're getting weaker and the days are getting warmer, like 30C/85F max in the day by late April. Have to be after Mardi Gras to be honest (Feb-Early March) because New Orleans becomes even more of a cesspit.

Late October/Early November is usually good as well, but by late November cold fronts are rolling through so weather can be a lottery. It was 80 last week, but the high tomorrow will only be 54, and we're in the middle of about a week of rain systems.

 

I'd always advocate whenever our Spring Break is because I don't need to miss work and go all the way.

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Here's the proposed itinerary from the aborted 2017 gulf coast I&I. At least for me it would have been arrive in New Orleans depart home from Orlando.

 

Day 0 Arrive New Orleans
Day 1 WW2 Museum and Battle of New Orleans Battlefied, overnight in Baton Rouge
Day 2 USS Kidd, 10:00-12:00 3 hours to Mobile overnight Mobile
Day 3 USS Alabama 9-1, Fort Morgan 1-4 1 hour to Pensacola overnight in Pensacola
Day 4 Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum 9-2 6 hours to Orlando
Day 5 Kennedy Space flight center 1 hour east of Orlando
Day 6 Depart
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Here's the proposed itinerary from the aborted 2017 gulf coast I&I. At least for me it would have been arrive in New Orleans depart home from Orlando.

 

Day 0 Arrive New Orleans
Day 1 WW2 Museum and Battle of New Orleans Battlefied, overnight in Baton Rouge
Day 2 USS Kidd, 10:00-12:00 3 hours to Mobile overnight Mobile
Day 3 USS Alabama 9-1, Fort Morgan 1-4 1 hour to Pensacola overnight in Pensacola
Day 4 Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum 9-2 6 hours to Orlando
Day 5 Kennedy Space flight center 1 hour east of Orlando
Day 6 Depart

 

 

Hotels in NO (1d), BR (1d), Mobile (1d), Pensacola (1d), Orlando (2d, probably better near airport)?

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I think we can assume 2019, but yes if people are thinking of the spring option time is getting a bit short. Either works for me, although late October intrudes on my 25th anniversary and I'm not 100% certain Jami will want to spend it touring the WW2 Museum or the USS Alabama.

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Next year Easter falls in the second week of April. Perhaps March 19th still falls into the autumn-winter cheap season for air travel.

I think we can assume 2019, but yes if people are thinking of the spring option time is getting a bit short. Either works for me, although late October intrudes on my 25th anniversary and I'm not 100% certain Jami will want to spend it touring the WW2 Museum or the USS Alabama.

 

Yeah, you are only 99.9999999% certain! :D

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Hmm, how's the region at the time of the Oktoberfest? Late September, early October?

 

Weather is perfect in NOLA during the fall.

 

Hurricane season

 

If we're lucky, things could go post-apocalyptic, which would make for an epic trip. Bring rifle, ammo, MRE's, etc.

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Hmm, how's the region at the time of the Oktoberfest? Late September, early October?

 

Weather is perfect in NOLA during the fall.

 

Hurricane season

 

If we're lucky, things could go post-apocalyptic, which would make for an epic trip. Bring rifle, ammo, MRE's, etc.

 

 

Have you got any practical experience treating bullet wounds? Just dotting i's and crossing t's...

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