After a well earned and great nights sleep we got off to a fairly easy start. We only needed to do about 115 miles to reach our next stop in Kansas City, KS. Jr’s company, airshare, which is based there, was going to put us up in a hotel and feed. Couldn’t pass that up. On the way we were going to stop in Topeka and have lunch with his uncle.
We had favorable weather and winds were mild, so miles melted away fairly quickly. We passed what looked like the mystery machine from Scooby Doo in one town, but was just clever marketing. Other than that the riding was fairly uneventful, but the scenery pretty.
Coming into Topeka 24 got a little bigger, and busier than was really comfortable, but we managed to move along it anyway. The restaurant we were meeting Jr’s uncle at was right off of it, so we didn’t really want to get off 24 anyway.
We had a nice lunch and a great chat with Marty. We got back on the road with full bellies and plenty of energy. It was now time to get to KC and a little well earned R&R for the evening.
We made good time rest of the afternoon, but toward the end my energy started flagging. I hadn’t been doing a very good job getting calories in again (may have also been some fatigue still from long day yesterday). But, we arrived in our hotel a little after 5pm.
A quick shower, a little rest, and then we were off to Joe’s Kansas City BBQ at its finest. Several of Jr’s co-workers met us there for dinner. The food and beer were excellent, and we had a great time with them.
After dinner Jr and i went to Power and Light District for a few beers. There was a free concert going on when we got there. A band called Platinum Rock Legends (out of St Louis) was playing. They were kind of corny. There were several lead singers that rotated through, each coming out dressed as lead singer for group who’s song they were playing. They were quite entertaining and pretty good. We “saw” Prince, Queen, David Bowie, Poison, and many more. It turned into a later night out than planned, but we had a great time.
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