Day 3 – Marshall, IL to Emporia, KS

Day 3 – Marshall, IL to Emporia, KS     08/23/10     Mileage: 509 

The morning was dank and damp so I was all to happy to pack up and hit the road. My spirits lifted with the fog as it was now sunny, dry and warm…perfect weather for riding. There are not many pictures from today as the scenery was average and I was still trying to make time. Yesterday I had stopped for some road groceries so as not to get trapped into eating fast food out of convenience. I picked up whole wheat flatbread, organic peanut butter and honey….cheap, fast, portable and good. 

Gourmet dinning on my side-case lid next to a gas pump.


The goal for today was to make it to Emporia, KS to visit my friend Cara who I only get to see once every year or two. I ended up getting there just before dinner, so after a quick shower it was off to an authentic Mexican joint she knew of. The portions were huge and delicious and came complete with a big ass margarita. Perfect! 

Cara at the "Casa"


Next we hit the local dive bar for a few beers and met up with her friend Anthony. 

Cara and I


Cara and Anthony


 After a few beers, it was off to get some much needed rest….it will be a long day in the saddle if I’m going to make it to my next stop in Golden Colorado.

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