Day 28 - Golden Golden City

Chanute, KS to Golden City, MO

Day 27's rest was fantastic.  Chanute, apparently, is the centre of Google Earth on all Apple devices.  I always knew I would end up in the centre of the Universe.  The rest day was maybe too good though, as (other) Alex and I both set our alarms to the incorrect date.  Late start it is.  It was great to be back on the road though - despite the legs still creaking a bit.

We stopped in Pittsburg for lunch.  There somehow was a puncture in one of my tubes.  I don't recall running over anything either.  Flat #4 of the trip.  I'm becoming so proficient at changing these, that I don't even mind anymore.  A quick fix, and a stealthy nap in the Subway at lunch, then we're off again. 

Thus ends the land of the flat.  Thus begins the land of hills.  We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz(arks)!  Gotta love a new state day.

Thus ends the land of the flat.  Thus begins the land of hills.  We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz(arks)!  Gotta love a new state day.

Golden City has Cooky's Cafe.  Go there, if you are ever within 100 miles (or if you are on a bicycle, if it is en route).  Brisket, applesauce, fresh corn and curly fries.  Chocolate milk (for recovery...duh).  Follow all that up with a slice of apple pie, a scoop of ice cream, and a glass of milk (the chocolate was for thirst, the regular milk to enjoy).  I paid 16$ including tip.  Tremendous value.

Free camping at the lovely city park.  The have showers.  I strung up a clothesline, and decided not to pitch my tent.  I'm camping a la mode, just like my pie.  Under the park pavilion, tarp down, bedroll out, sleeping bag and pillow ready to go.  I hope to glimpse the stars as I drift off.