Saturday, June 3, 2017

Day 1, Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Warrensburg to Great Bend

Our 2017 trip started off with a bang - or could have.  We have a nail.  Have you ever tried to find an odd size of tire in a store open on a Sunday?  Here we are in Great Bend, Walmart doesn't have our size, and all the other stores are closed until Monday.  Thanks to the internet, we've found one at NTB in Wichita, so we may boogie on down there tomorrow, then try to make it to Liberal, or at least Pratt, tomorrow night.

Oh, well - on  to our trip.  Got an early start at 6:30.  Cats went to boarding on Friday, so they weren't in the way.  Proceeded as normal thru Holden, Harrisonville, Ottawa, and Council Grove.  Stopped for lunch at the Gridiron Cafe in Hope - good burgers & rings - and Sandra took pictures of an old thresher. 

Saw the Swedish-settled town of Lindsborg, and boy do they promote it.  Their painted critters are Dala horses.  Here are some pictures from Lindsborg:

 Dala Horse
 Sandra w/ Dala Horse
 Lindsborg main street

Got to Great Bend, new but busy HIE, got the bad news at Walmart - tire can't be fixed as too close to the wall.  Plans for next few days are in flux.

 wheat field & thunderstorm near Great Bend

322.5 miles total today.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.

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