Interspersed were many feed lots where large herds of cattle spend the last 3-4 months fattening up on a diet of grain before they reach slaughter-weight.
When I met Dick for lunch in Leoti, the only open restaurant was a drive-in called Dairy King. There were two ladies eating lunch at an outdoor table next to us. Thanks to their generosity, we tried for the first time in our lives, a breaded and deep-fried pickle. I think it was also the last time we'll have one of those.
Dick was also energized today and rode 77 miles. We arrived late in the day in Scott City and decided to treat ourselves to Subway for dinner (Scott City with a population of 3800 is thankfully large enough to have a Subway) and a motel. The high temperature today was 101°.
Miles = 1862