Dave’s Perspective: I finally got out of Kansas. It really is a beautiful state. More than just flat land and wheat. Right up to the border they were growing soybeans and corn. When I crossed the line, guess what? They were growing soybeans and corn too!
Earlier in the trip my nose was dripping all the time. That has finally stopped. Today with the humidity, I was dripping sweat from every pore. I am not winning here!
Some of the scenery has changed. It is not all crops. There was plenty of pasture land and lots of cattle. I even saw a couple of fawns in with some cows. Safety in numbers, I guess.
It took about 11 days to get across Kansas. It was a long trip and an enjoyable trip. I won’t be spending that much time in Missouri. In fact, I only have three more riding days until I am done for this year. If things work out, I will be meeting my brother on Thursday before heading back to California.
I was able to get in 57.4 miles today. Total is 1159.5.
Early start again. I took a detour to visit Big Brutus. He is a 6 story tall mining machine that was used here in the mining time. The attraction wasn’t open that early, but it is hard to hide that huge machine. It was interesting.
I took some back roads to the highway. That is the most fun. It is impossible to get lost in Kansas. Every road is north-south or it is east-west. Simple to keep heading right using the vehicle compass. Did not see any wildlife, but beautiful.
Kansas was clean. Missouri seems to be nicer. Nicer houses, well maintained buildings. Have not seen the sandblasted weather-worn look on the houses here.
Early to bed due to upset stomach.