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The rains pushed us into Marshfield late in the day. We escaped for a brief time at Olanna's cafe in Springfield. We had a second breakfast that carried us down the road. We detoured to a local bike shop to check Cat's bottom bracket and had a new rear tire added to Richard's bike. We trust that tomorrow will be ...
Today we rode off into the rolling hills of Missouri and encountered our first road grade greater than 10%. We expect to see a lot more of this in the coming days. Once again the weather gods smiled on us, the wind was minimal, there was no rain and a bit of cloud cover did not spoil our day. We enjoyed the rural ride through small, well kept farms and had a dinner repast at a local truck stop adjoining our hotel....ah the luxuries of the itinerant ...
The first rule of nicknames (and maybe the only rule) is that you cannot give yourself your own nickname. It has to be given to you by another. That is the rule. You earn it good or bad, however you do not get input on what it is and when you get it.
Today was a red letter day on the trip. It finally happend!!.... I got a nickname, "Poncho". Newt told me this morning "Let's get in the car Poncho." That counts. I checked the rules so, ...
... glass case protecting our emergency phone. He quickly dialed the button that had a picture of Mom with a super hero cape on. She answered the phone. Her first question was why we used the emergency phone instead our cell phones.....Crickets chirped at that point. She then pointed out that probably no one pick pocketed us as we were in the car driving away. We might have lost it on our own.... (we have left about lots ...
... as the Grand Rapids Public museum, but dedicated to cowboys. (even the guards looked like cowboys, oh wait we are in oklahoma everyone looks like that, my bad). Not only did it have the biggest Indoor western town ever made, An incredible western art contest and painting gallery, A whole wall dedicated to John Wayne, and countless other amazing cowboy things... My brother wanted to go and did not make it. (just kidding, I wish he ...
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