Pit Stop

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I did the 12 hour drive from Durango to Topeka yesterday, got here around 9 pm., washed my clothes, filled the van with diesel, went for a 30 minute ride and now am packing back up to head up to Cable Wisconsin for Chequamegon on Saturday.

I took the lower route yesterday through Southeastern Colorado and Western Kansas.  It is pretty barren out there, but beautiful.  It finally feels like fall.  Everything is turning and the farmers are harvesting the corn and milo.  Everyone seemed so busy, even though it is a really abandoned area human-wise.

I like driving, but yesterday got long.  And, I assume, today is going to just be an extension of that.  It is only 10 hours to Cable, so maybe it will seem lots shorter.

The weather up in Cable is going to be on the chilly side.  The high on Saturday is supposed to be in the lower 60’s, with the low in the 40’s.  Could make for a brisk start on Saturday morning.  It is supposed to rain on Thursday and Friday in Cable, so riding the whole course tomorrow is the reason to head up there so soon.

Bill is going with me, but he is driving Catherine’s car to Minneapolis and we’re leaving it at the airport.  She is flying in from Seattle on Thursday and driving up to Dennis.

Okay, I am already a little sleepy and I just woke up.  That doesn’t bode well for long driving.

I stopped at Bread in Durango before I left.

I stopped at Bread in Durango before I left.

I saw this truck and was wondering what the writing meant?  Any ideas?  What language?

I saw this truck and was wondering what the writing meant under “WE ARE HIRING”? Any ideas? What language?

Some of the small towns in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado are nearly only grain elevators.

Some of the small towns in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado are nearly only grain elevators.

I sort of like run down small town, even though they are a little depressing.  It gets me thinking of what they were like in their heyday.

I sort of like run down small town, even though they are a little depressing. It gets me thinking of what they were like in their heyday.

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