Today we continued east along I-40 and on historic Route 66. Lots of little towns with no apparent future especially those on 66 and off I-40. Stopped at The Blessed Mary Cafe for pie and coffee. No charge but I left a nice donation. I think everyone did.
The distance today was a short 94 miles so I stopped at lots of monuments and a couple of little museums. There are lots of them that you would only spot on a bike. The most interesting of the day was the Devil's Rope Museum which is all about barbed wire and fence building history. Most interesting and a lot larger than I expected.
Route 66 is full of Attractions
Those Balls are Barbed Wire
I thought about going to dinner at this local cafe near the motel. It has been so long that I have been in a restaurant that had a no smoking section. Icky. I was the only one in that section so I left.
The terrain is starting to change and I expect that tomorrow the fundamentally flat high plain will break up. The forecast is for the climbs to return but the mileage to remain moderate.
Cumulative: 1367 miles and 49,531 feet climb (the climbs seem to be overstated according to my GPS and that is a good thing).