Saturday, July 10, 2010

Riding to Redmond, Oregon - Day 2

Total Miles = 442






The motel in Osmond, Nebraska was very nice and new! The nearby mini-mart ladies were also very nice. We left Osmond around 10:00 am - too late in my book, but we were on our way. As we continued on U.S. 20 west, we went through many small towns, including Eli with a population of 2.

I've never seen the sky look so beautiful with the wide open spaces, big blue sky with fluffy clouds dotted across the landscape.





Our favorite stop of the day was in Merriman, where we stopped to rest and eat at the Sand Cafe. An old fashioned diner with pictures of customers on the wall, shakes and malts with fresh ingredients, and the best club sandwiches ever - fresh ham cut from the bone. It makes a difference!

When we went out to our bikes, Sandra and I discovered ants in our helmets! Lesson not to put your helmet on the ground!



This little guy hitched a ride on Sandra's bike.



After we crossed the border into Wyoming, we say many longhorn sheep and bison. We passed through a town called Lusk - known for the only legal cathouse in Wyoming at one time. They are no longer in service but there is a monument to prostitutes on the outskirts of town. We settled on Douglas as our resting place for the evening. There was a little league convention in town, so we were lucky to find a room at the Super 8!

2 comments:

Merle Giles said...

Denise - so in Osmond NE you were just a few miles NW of Beemer NE pop. 736. I know this because I snapped a photo of my beemer at the edge of town. Keep up your commentary - great to have it on LinkedIn!

-Merle

Kelly said...

Great picture documentation!
Who knew there was a monument to prostitutes?!