Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Day 2 of Chapter 3 Mississippi to Alabama

​Sorry I didn’t get this posted last night. After getting settled at the church parsonage, I joined my hosts for dinner. We enjoyed the meal and fellowship so much that I stayed until 8:30, then fell asleep when I sat down on the bed.

I left Biloxi after a good night's rest at 7:00 am. My goal for the day was to just make it across the ferry on Dauphin Island, but was there at 1:30 for the 2:00 boat, which left 3 available afterwards! Since David and I had ridden this route a couple of times in the past, I chose to take the 2:00pm ferry. Lots of sweet memories as I went back in time.

I always enjoy watching how much attention Ruby creates when she’s fully loaded. People share their dream of riding. Some that are “just a dream” while others have gone from the dream to the plans, asking lots of questions and advice. Then there are those that are amazed that riding a bike across country is even doable. And of course, there are those that think you are just crazy๐Ÿคฃ All leading to interesting conversations.

My ride was mostly along the coast. The beach was calling my name, but I had to keep going. The traffic was not bad at all. I crossed several bridges. Stopped at McDonalds for tea and Ruby got a quick charge. After all, we were both putting in a lot of miles๐Ÿ˜Ž

All in all, it was a beautiful day to ride 91.6 miles with no headwind. Always thankful for safety and no flats.

So, you think my videos will be crooked?

Ruby on the Biloxi Boardwalk

Another Bridge

But, this one had a lane just for me!

From yesterday's ride

Sunrise on the Gulf

Don't fall over!

Beautiful Catholic Church

Ruby got a charge while I got some fuel.

Goodbye Mississippi ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘‰ Hello Alabama

I was 14th in line to cross this vertical lift bridge.

Headed to Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Water Tower

Ferry Gate

Fairy waiting for the Ferry.

More waiting

Random Man on Ferry

Ruby was nervous.

Ferry was sold out.

Approaching Fort Morgan - a 5-mile Ferry Ride

Colorful Vacation Cottages on Dauphin Island

Shell Banks Baptist Church
Over 150 years old

This Shell Banks Baptist Church rests near the location of the first Indian village in America visited by a white man. This was the Indian village of “Achuse” visited by Admiral Maldonado who was one of Hernando De Soto’s officers. This was in 1539, 81 years before the Pilgrims kneeled at Plymouth Rock and 68 years before the colony landed at Jamestown. Now I'm here 484 years later!

Richard and Patsy Otterburg - Thank You!

Pastor John Ballard - Bless You!


  1. 91 miles is so great! You are killing it! I loved riding the ferry with y’all too. Finish strong! –Hannah

    1. yes I thought about our ride… was a fun few days when you camped with us

  2. So good to see all the pics. I feel like I’m traveling with you. Covering lots of ground. Looks like weather is holding out too!! ๐Ÿšด‍♀️

  3. thanks for keeping up with me๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Yes, your videos will be crooked just like your helmet. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Looks like you had a beautiful adventure filled day! Keep smiling and pedaling! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  6. So very thankful for God’s watchcare over you you are amazing! David is so proud of you!!!
    We love you
    JandR Young

  7. Love reading and seeing all the pics of your great adventure!! Cindy B