mikeanddiByCycleTransAmerica travel blog

Seeing these happy little yellow faces all turning to face the sun...

We saw a sign for peaches, and there they were cold and...

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, a large lake and salt marsh that actually...

I just found this fascinating, the area was explored in 1521! When...

When its almost 100 degrees out and the water in your bottles...

Colder water is always welcome, especially if there is a bench in...

And these are the lovely faces that are responsible for the generous...

Thanks to the City Hall and mayor of Nickerson, we get to...


Sort of like yesterday but even hotter!! And hotter again tomorrow!

The photos share all the bright spots along the way! Happy yellow sunflowers facing the sun, cold peaches in a refrigerator at the fruit stand, in the middle of nowhere of course! A little information about the history of the area that makes you stop and think while you enjoy the view of the National Wildflife Refuge! A water stop just for cyclists!The cutest house and sweetest family that put out a sign to let you know you can stop and refresh! They had heard the stories about the bath water temperature in cyclists bottles!

And Nickerson, one more delightful town that takes such good care of the cyclists! It was a bit awkward in the beginning as I was given the name of the Mayor's Wife June, told to call her directly because they host cyclists all the time. I called ahead, to be polite, and actually spoke to the Mayor! How do you introduce yourself to the Mayor and ask about their accomodation for cyclists?? He was ok with it, and said just check in with the City Hall. So we did and we got to use the AIR CONDITIONED Community Center! What a treat! We once again have everything we need and then some! Only on an epic bicycle trip across the United States can you sleep just about anywhere!

It was 101 degrees today and forecast is to be hotter each day until at least Sunday! It is going to create a huge problem in a few days here, just because the places with any kind of accommodation are getting further apart! But we are almost out of Kansas! We will see how it goes!

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