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Cycling From Coast To Coast

Day 30 & 31 – Bogalusa, LA and Biloxi, MS

by on April 3rd, 2014

We had an uneventful but longish 92 mile ride on “Day 30″ from Jackson to Bogalusa, LA. Buck has been nursing a lower leg problem the last couple of days but we haven’t really cut down on the miles. He thought he might have to take a day or two off but has been icing it in the evenings and it hasn’t gotten any worse. Bogalusa is just a few miles from the Mississippi border and when we headed out this morning we crossed into Mississippi almost immediately.

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We stopped 20 miles into the ride in Poplarsville, MS for breakfast and then made our way down to Gulfport and stopped in Biloxi on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast for about 82 miles on the day. This area was more or less destroyed during hurricane Katrina. Tonight we are staying in a casino hotel called the Grand Casino Biloxi (no gambling but we did put a hurt on the buffet). The following is a picture of the casino barge structure actually washed inland after Katrina.

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From what I can gather the casino was a barge and the hotel was on land. The rebuilt version is all on land. Here it is now.

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Nine years later the area along the beach looks good considering some of the pictures I have seen.

We ran into a couple motorcycle touring from Wisconsin and wearing Packers shirts.  The guy was a good sport and took a pic with my Steelers Terrible Towel (he then reminded me the Packers beat Pittsburgh in the Superbowl a couple of years back).

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Tomorrow we will likely end the day in Alabama.  We plan to head down to Dauphin Island and take the ferry across to Fort Morgan and then towards the Gulf Shores area from there.

 

 

 

 

 

One Response

  1. Sandy says:

    You are almost there!! Wish we would have gone to Florida for spring break!! We have a lot of friends in the Destin area this week!! Getting close to Aunt Ginny!! – Sandy

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