The Group Travel Leader

JAN 2017

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2 0 1 7 T R A V E L S O U T H T O U R P L A N N E R 28 they've all got these different vibes with a really great feel to them." After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Gulfport had no more than fi ve or six restaurants in opera- tion. Today, that number is push- ing 40, and Fishbone Alley refl ects that growth. "It's given a whole new en- ergy to an already vibrant down- town," said Vignes. Near the alley entrance, a bil- lowing octopus stretches across the "dumpster corral" fence at the Fishbone Alley entrance, which hides restaurant trash cans from view. One woman is working on a mural of a huge wave that appears to be crashing over the buildings; others plan to paint stencils of crabs and other animals using water-activated paint so that the alley becomes a whole new scene every time it rains. By Alex Nor th, cour tesy Visit MS Gulf Coast FISHBONE ALLEY IN GULFPORT Cour tesy City of Gulfpor t Cour tesy City of Gulfpor t EXIT 45 I-77/I-64 BECKLEY, WV TAMARACKWV.COM 1.888.262.7225 Stop in and browse handcrafted, West Virginia-made products. Grab a bite of our famous fried green tomato sandwich, or stretch your legs in our beautiful courtyard. Tucked in the hills, yet right off the interstate, Tamarack is here to be the favorite part of your journey. SEE FOR YOURSELF

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