Friday, May 16, 2008

Unplanned Rest Day in Milton

Steve, owner of the Cedar Pines RV Park, allowed us into his home due to rain. Thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality.

One of Steve's Passions, 1948 Whizzer.

Shirl loves her new top.

Morning scene the following day when we were to ride to DeFuniak Springs.

We decide to take another rest day in Milton. Steve again allows us to use his home. Thanks again Steve.

Shirl getting her panniers out of the rain.

It's game time.

Heading for Milton

Steve riding along the beach front on Hwy 182.

Condominium Development abound.

Now I'm in Florida and there's just about 500 miles to go.

Developments line the coast from Alabama to Florida.

Shirl heading into Pensacola.

Checking out the local bike shop. I also needed inner tubes.

Waterfront homes in Pensacola.


The I-98 bridge, the one we didn't need to ride. Thank goodness!

Looks like rain is on its way.

And rain it did. We stayed in DQ for about an hour before heading out.

Shirl waits patiently.

Andy leads us back onto the road.

Our Stay in Gulf Shores

A bamboo bike is displayed at the La Quinta Inn where we're staying in Gulf Shores .

Happy Birthday Dee

We celebrated at the Big O in Gulf Shores.

Many spent the rest day checking out the local beach scene.

Aede and Doug enjoying the beach scene.

Onward to Gulf Shores

Colorful buildings just over the bridge.

I missed the 2:00 p.m. ferry, so I decide to go sightseeing

Beach at the end of the road pass historic Fort Gaines.

Fort Gaines from the beach side.

Locals fishing off the pier.

Nick awaiting the 3:30 ferry.

Everyone is ready to board.

On the ferry, the bikes go on first.

Off shore platform.

Kristina riding along the beach front properties. Many were for sale.

Riding the beach front.

Condo's abound on the beach front.

Hurley and Beyond

We camped by a pond in Hurley. Steve taking it all in.

Our cooking and sitting area undercover..

Our Camp, level ground was hard to find.

Steve does Tai Chi each morning.

Did I say dogs were a problem..

Shrimp Boats.

Our lunch place for the day.

The Gordon Persons Bridge to Dauphin Island.

View of Mobile Bay.

The headwind increased as I approached the bridge.