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.
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.