April 20 Sunday
Got an early start to a short ride 40 miles to Dauphin Island, Alabama to enjoy our day and rest day tomorrow at Dauphin Island Beach Club a timeshare Resort!! We have 5 in our condo with a view of the Gulf on a sunny 75 degree day!! We biked across a long bridge to the island, and when we leave on Tuesday, we will take a ferry to Florida on route to Pensacola!
I had my peanut butter sandwich on the balcony and took a walk with Jeannie to a small market for some food for tomorrow (I found a subway so I am set for lunch for tomorrow). I really don’t like going out to eat, especially with the condo balcony view. So, I am checking out at the register (with my bag of pretzels) at this tiny market and a woman behind me asked if we were biking? I told her about our trip and SHE asked if I was doing it for a charity. I told her my ride was for Alzheimer’s and I immediately saw her eyes tear up. She told me her father-in-law died last year of Alzheimer’s and he was like a father to her. Her name is Kimberly from Baton Rouge, visiting Dauphin Island for a little vacation. What a kind and special lady for the love she had for her father-in-law and how devastating Alzheimer’s was in her life, too!!! My journey continues and people continue to find me who are touched by this horrible disease. I am grateful when I meet strangers touched by Alzheimer’s and blessed that they touch my life.
Know that each of you is a driving force in my journey and together we can make a difference!
With appreciation and love,