The Riders

The Riders
The end at Yorktown

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July. Larned KS to Buhler KS 78 miles.

Camp at Buhler, KS
Campsite at Buhler City Park/Pool
More of the same except that the riders reported they saw more wild life including turtles and turkeys.  And trees!  We are guessing that the farms in this area are family owned, and the ones we saw before are factory ones. Therefore the tree wind brakes planted during the dust bowel days are still intact.  You have heard that they roll up the sidewalks in small towns on certain days.  It's true.  Buhler KS did that on the fourth of July.  There was not a single store open.  The city park and pool however was alive with folk including us. The shower was hot and the pool cool.  Just what we need on a 102 degree day. However by the time we cooked and setup our tent were ready for bed we could have used another dip in the pool.

A local guy came and chatted with us for awhile.  He mentioned that it's so dry that they do not get any dew, so Dave and I decide to not use our rain flys in order to get more air flow.  Wrong.  We were both musty, "dampish" as Dave called, it in the morning.  I doubt I will try that again this trip.

We usually hit the sack about 9:00.  There was no sleeping before 12:30 this night because of the fire works in the neighborhoods around us.


Pete taught chemistry at South Christian High.

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