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How is the area now? Thinking for Xmas

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How is the area now? Thinking for Xmas

I only had a brief taste of the Gulf Coast two years ago, in Perdido Key and Mobile. I have wanted to come back for some time but realize the hurricanes did a tremendous amount of damager. I've been thinking of trying a Christmas trip. Basing myself in the Guldport area (there are a few B and B's open) and then being able to go to New Orleans, Mobile or Pensacola if I want as long daytrips. But is the area ready? Are the coast roads open now? Is there gas? I don't want to make a trip if there's still too much devestation, I'd rather come back when folks are ready for visitors---I know there's plenty of work yet to be done. But the sugar sand beaches are kind of calling me, so I know it's just a matter of time.

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The area is recovering, plenty of gas available, casinos reopening, beaches still posted. By Xmas I would think there would be even more progress. The only road that I'm aware is still closed is from Biloxi as you start acrosss the bridge into Ocean Springs. Actually, it's the bridge they are rebuilding. Believe it is supposed to be completed late this year or early next year. Of course, I-10 is open all the way.

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I know your post is old........but for those reading now, I have been to Perdido Key in Jan and February, 2007 the place is wonderful. Went to Gulfport as well, still some pockets of destruction but overall the place is rebulding and functioning. If you need more info on available places, Gulf Coast Resort Rentals is one place I had success.

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