Day 38 - Wednesday, July 25, 2001
Spencer to Crofton, NE
I got my
package at the post office shortly after it opened at 7 AM. It had arrived in
the post office on Monday. The postmaster didn't bother asking for ID since this
was the only package that had been sent via general delivery in a long time.
The time spent getting the package, mailing some stuff home, plus slow service
at breakfast, made for a late 9 AM start. However, it was still a bit chilly at
about 60 degrees or so.
About ten miles down the road in Bristow
I stopped for a lemonade. While I was drinking it in front of the supermarket a
lady from the vacation bible school across the street came over and asked if I
could spend some time to talk to the kids about my trip. So me and my bike went
over and I was the special guest star talking abut my trip. Then there were free
pancakes for breakfast afterwards. They took pictures and I might be in the
A lunch stop in Verdel
and an e-mail checking stop in Niobrara
rounded out the midday activities.
The dots on the map are updated once again. Now I feel like I'm making progress,
having crossed the 2000 mile mark and with Nebraska full of dots! If you're
blocked out from getting to it via <http://bicycletourist.org/>,
you can use the link to the old map <http://members.home.net/bigbiketour/updates.htm>.
[These are now dead links, of course.]
Someone told me about the one and only hotel in Crofton,
but I found the city park which has two RV electrical hookups and plenty of
grass for tents. Camping is free the first night and two dollars per
additional night, although I don't know who you'd give the money to.
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