I left a little later this morning than planned, but with the time change the sun was just barely coming up. Kind of on the cool side as I peddled along. A disadvantage of going east is that the sun is in your eyes for a couple of hours in the morning. But it sure feels good to leave early in the morings anyway. On the way out of Garden City, I passed a manufacturing plant that makes windmills; the big kind. The blades on those windmills are really huge.
A lot of the road I traveled today was flat, which was nice for a change. Pretty much followed the railroad track for miles aand miles. It was a pretty easy ride into Dodge City. Who knew, for such a small town there are two Best Westerns in Dodge City. Cat found one, and of course, I found the other.
While I was waiting at McDonald’s, a man came over and wanted to know where I was headed. We talked about the weather, bike shops, and his riding. He even offered his extended family’s help if I was having any bike problems. Really a nice guy.
My mileage for today was 55.6, bringing the total to 787.8.
Another beautiful day to be out in the world. Dave let me sleep in. He even arranged for a 9:45 wake up call, but after I kissed him goodbye I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I packed up what little was left, drove for about an hour, got a room in Dodge City, and was painting by 8:30. Tough life!
I took a break and drove around for a bit, and found the Teacher’s Hall of Fame. Dave and I plan to go there tomorrow as well as the Boot Hill museum. He needs a day off the bicycle seat, so we can play tourists together.