After only an hour we stopped at JT Cafe for some “Almost home cookin’ with a smile”. And that it was! Very good prices, lots of great breakfast food (including homemade doughnuts), and wonderful service.
The sun was beating down all day and the further west we go the less shade there is to be found. At one point I leaned my bike against a stop sign, used my bike/baggage for shade, and laid down for a rest. Above you can see the view from my makeshift shade tree.
With the long flat stretches of road we began a game called “how far is that grain elevator”, where we would each guess the distance, usually between 5 and 12 miles away. Today’s record was 9 miles. It’s crazy the things you do to keep your mind busy.
Late in the afternoon we pulled in to Dodge City, former home to one of my childhood heroes Wyatt Earp thanks to the movie Tombstone. Without even looking for it we found this statue. It is pretty interesting that we are staying in a true “Wild West” town.
In the morning we are getting the heck outta Dodge, and possibly getting to Colorado.
Until tomorrow . . .