We actually got ready and hit the road this morning when we said we would. That might be a first. Usually we are 15 to 30 minutes later than we had hoped for each morning. We grabbed a quick breakfast at Willy B’s Diner in Ash Grove, MO. It might have been the best breakfast yet.
For those that don’t know, Ash Grove is the hometown of Daniel Boone’s youngest son, Nathan. Didn’t want you to miss that bit of information. They are very proud of it too. At least they lead you to believe that they are. Here is Nathan’s pet.
Today there were only going to be a few towns that we would pass through as we headed out of the Ozarks and into Kansas. A total of 70 miles for the day. The first twenty or so had some rolling hills and then it flattened out quite a bit. We still had a slight headwind but nothing like it had been the previous day.
As we passed through “The Golden City” we stopped at a local cafe that several people had recommended called Cooky’s Cafe. Yep, they served chicken gizzards on the menu. I did not try them. The burger and fries were pretty good though. The whole place was hopping. There were lots of people coming in and out so it must of been the local hotspot like we were told.
The rest of the ride was down a straight road (who knew they had straight roads in the Midwest) with not much excitement. One thing that Justin and I have begun doing is seeing how many “this side of the Mississippi” and “Wizard of Oz” jokes we can make. It is quite entertaining!
Even though we entered Kansas and were let down by their small and lame entering Kansas sign, tomorrow will start our week of long hard days where we pretty much ride 100 miles everyday. If the wind is right we could even ride up to 150 miles a day.
I mean at least make it a Wizard of Oz theme or something!
I figured I would show you what the afternoon usually consist of. Laundry in the tub.