I need a break. I am considering packing up wee and heading to the gulf coast for a long weekend in the next month or so. Been toying with the idea for a long time...think this would be a good time to do it. I can make new orleans in 12 hours, but I don't want to be in the mardi gras crowd. Anyone familiar with that coast along there (or east or west of there)? A good place to go and pick up shells, sit on the beach, just....be?