Friday, August 5, 2022

Day 57-Another Kansas Town, Another Kansas City Park

Today is supposed to be over 100 degrees, so I actually got up at 5:30 (it was dark). Slowly but surely the sun started its daily rise. 

Good morning from Dighton. 

I headed out a bit before Doug. It was quiet and peaceful at 6:40. 

Ball o’ Fire on the horizon. 

Is this Kansas, or what!

Doug caught up to me at about 5 miles in. 

We had a couple of special features today. One was…a curve in the road!!! It was strange for two miles not heading directly into the sun! But then, we were back to our easterly direction. It was fun while it lasted. The second special feature was something other than flat land. 

See those undulations?

We also went by 3 cemeteries. Two were for people, and one was for farm machinery. 

Where dead farm machinery goes. 

Oops, this one didn’t quite make it all the way to the cemetery. 

We even had a Historical Marker (this day was just full of excitement)! 

Who knew George Washington Carver homesteaded here?

While today’s ride was longer that yesterday in mileage, it was an easier ride. The wind wasn’t really a factor (not a tailwind mind you…just very little wind). We rolled into Ness City at about 10:00. We did the same as yesterday, scoped out the town for a second breakfast restaurant. We ate at the Cactus Cafe. We actually had 3 options of restaurants! 

After a leisurely second breakfast, we rolled a bit more around the town before heading to the park. Doug had asked if there was a barber in town. Nope. We did see a salon, but it wasn’t open. 

There is a pool here, but as you can see, not open. 

We are staying on the other side near the playground equipment. At least there are restrooms, and water pumps. I’ve already soaked myself once. I suspect I will do it more before the day is over. It is hot hot hot!!!

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