She said: Riding through the last of Kansas, and the scenery is pretty much the same. Long distances between towns, filled with acres and acres of corn, sorghum, sunflowers, and empty wheat fields. It was a typical Kansas summer day, blue skies, 103 degrees with lots of wind. Passed into Mountain Time and stopped in Tribune, Ks. to wait for Paul. Not much open on Sunday, but we went to the grocery store, got a Gatorade and sat outside talking to many of the towns folk, and watching a harvester company ride by with truck after truck of harvesting equipment and trailers. A woman told me they travel north as far as the Dakotas and work their way back harvesting fields. It was early, and we were having trouble securing accomodations for the night so Paul rode to the Colorado border (another 15 miles) which will shorten the ride tomorrow. (It was another 43 miles to the next town from the border.) We met up with Cole (from Westport CT), Doug (from Boston) and Sonny (from Illinois) who we had met a few days ago in Scott City. They are headed for Boulder and then back on the Transam further north. We may run into them again later on the route. We are staying in a cute little cottage in Tribune tonite. Tribune was named for Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune, and champion of the common man. Horace was from New Hampshire, but apparently the people around here felt a kinship to him and named the town, county, and many of the streets here after him.
He said: Ditto. 63 miles.
These are feed lots. They feed the cattle, fatten then up, then send them to slaughter.
With all the wind here, we were wondering why we didn't see more of these.
Yippee! Another milestone.
The harvesters on their way back to Hays, Ks.