But after that, it was a great day. Cloudy, cool and breezy. I didn't even listen to my iPod for the first two hours because I was far enough away from the freeway that all I could really hear was the crickets and grasshoppers and the breeze blowing through the grass. Who needs an iPod when you have have that? People pay money for that. You know the displays in Target or Walmart that play the pretty music that that you can buy the CD of? That's what I listened to all morning.
I called a wonderful woman in Kennebec named Kim, who found me a place to stay tonight at a great little motel called Budget Host Inn. Clean and comfortable and quite. She paid for my room and my lunch today at the Hutche's Cafe in Presho. I ate a great cheese burger there and was interviewed by the local paper! Kim's friend paid for my dinner tonight the bar next to the motel, and when I got there, the local guys bought two of my drinks. Small town U.S.A. has been so good to me, I can only hope it continues.
I also had a guy from Presho stop and walk with me for a few miles. He rode his bike down and we chit-chatted for awhile about where he's from in Australia and the different places we both have been. That was really nice, he walked fast and didn't slow me down, and it made the time fly by.
What a great day, lots of people to talk to, and couldn't ask for better weather (all the storms missed me). Tomorrow, I walk a marathon. I actually will be walking a marathon a day for the next 4 days. But I'm taking Thursday off, so that will be nice.