Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Three

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Travelogue:  IPPS International Tour Day Three

While the board met, other tour participants took the opportunity to check out our hometown of Biloxi!  After a quick bite of breakfast at the Coastal Research and Extension Center, a few folks played nine at nearby Sunkist Country Club.  A few folks opted to do a little shopping, and some enjoyed the time sleeping in or lounging around at the Beau Rivage.  A few of us took a ride on the Biloxi Tour Train.

 
S0092227We saw many cool sights in town, including some cool cars and trucks in town for Crusin’ the Coast!

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Plus our tour guide, Carla, gave us some lagniappe (that’s a “little something extra”):  a quick stop at the Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum!

Royals for a day:  Jenny Barrett and Ben Gregory.

Royals for a day: Jenny Barrett and Ben Gregory.

Then we were off to visit the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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There were nature walks and boat rides…and even a gator siting!

Dinner was especially special.  We dined aboard the USS Alabama battleship!

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The food and fellowship were great!

The food and fellowship were great!

And of course, we ended the day with a magnificent sunset over Mobile Bay!

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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