Day13 to Nickerson KS 58 miles (93 km) of normal Kansas landscape. Met a couple of librarians on bicycles riding west from Washington DC.
At the Sunshine Cafe in Nickerson I saw evidence of how long and popular this route has been from a stick pin map they have been keeping for more than 5 years. I still put the only pin in Bangkok Thailand as my home town.
Also met my first salt miner. Jeff works 650 ft below ground and has been doing this job for 30 years. He really can get up in the morning and say "Back to the salt mines"
Score! My first rib eye steak for the trip. 10 oz, $6 USD and I could almost cut it with my fork. Heaven...