Dave’s Perspective: So last night I packed up all my stuff and set it by the door to load this morning. I looked at the weather reports and learned rain was expected to the Dodge City area overnight. I went out and brought Martie’s bike in, just in case. This morning I loaded the car and put the bike back on. No rain overnight. Cat and I went to breakfast. By the time we returned to our room, it had rained! It had also cooled off considerably. I unloaded my bag so I could get some warmer clothes on. Finally, out the door and on the road.
As I rode East, there was a breeze but not bad. I stopped by the National Cemetery for a short look around. An hour later, I was peeling off my warm clothes and riding into the wind. Never did see any rain.
What I did see was lots of huge fields. Some were dry and some were green. Lots of corn, wheat, and other grains. There were also plenty of cattle in other fields. These fields were so big I could not even see the house that belonged to the field. Just huge.
Back in Utah, Martie and I talked to a rider that said he had battled the wind for two solid days while heading west through Kansas. Now I am heading east and battling the wind. Can someone explain this to me? I passed a large wind farm with those giant turbines today. Yep, they were all turning and making electricity.
By the time I got to the hotel, I was really done. I was very thankful the hotel was on west end of town. Tonight we are looking at a thunderstorm with hail about 9:00 or so. I just don’t want the wind tomorrow.
Today’s wind hampered mileage was 46.8. The total for the trip is 834.6.
Cat’s Perspective: Rain this morning for a short time. Threatening clouds most of the way. I arrived at Greensburg and took a drive through the city. After that 9 minutes, I got a room at the only motel, Best Western. Painted in my room. I have not been able to paint where people are around, simply because there aren’t people around. I think this town only has one resturaunt, and it isn’t open in the morning.
Tried to get my nails done, but the only nail salon in town is not open on Monday. This town is like a model, everything is clean and new looking. Dave told me that this entire city was destroyed by a tornado. It has now been rebuilt going 100% green.
Their second claim to fame is the world’s largest hand dug well. 109 ft deep and 32 feet diameter. Stairs go down to the bottom. Too many stairs for me.