Today was a much better day than yesterday. We still had some long miles and some wind, but the wind speed was much reduced and easier to deal with. It still was a head/cross wind, but kept us cooler without pushing us back too much. The temperature also stayed a little cooler - in the 80s F.
I was feeling better today. Per advice from Roger I tried to drink more water and eat more food in small amounts and that seemed to help.
Currently the Ride Across Kansas is going on and we crossed paths with a few riders today. Eventually we turned north of their route, but I guess the little town of Larned will be hosting about 800 riders this evening.
We rode about 30 miles to the little community of Rush center. We were hoping to find a restaurant and we did, but she didn't do breakfast and only had coffee (and water for our bottles). We were welcome to sit at the tables, while Effie, the owner, was busy getting ready for the day. I learned later that Effie will be 91.
We all had plenty of food on board, so we could make it to Ness City on what we carried. We found a little rest area on the way. Unmarked on any map that I could see, it was a nice surprise. We stopped for a short break before continuing to our destination.
We all arrived in Ness City early in the afternoon. May had found us a motel, an interesting place that must have a bit of history, though it's shine has grown a little shabby over the years. It has an interior, covered courtyard with a pool and whirlpool and the rooms are laid out around this courtyard. Interesting.
We had a lunch/supper at a local deli. They have some fantastic cinnamon rolls and it was decided that we would have breakfast there, in order to partake of said cinnamon rolls. How's that for a plan.
|Grain Elevators. They loom everywhere on the horizon|
|Old barn along highway 96|
|Stone fence posts at the rest area. These seem to be unique to Kansas.|
Despite the leanings, the one I grabbed a hold of was quite solid in the ground.
|Interesting building and graffiti on highway 96,|
a few miles outside of Ness City
|Selfie with flat Kansas in the background|
|Derrick Inn Motel|
|Inside courtyard and pool|