Day 48: Newton to Nickerson

This morning, I departed Janet's place soon after writing my previous blog post. I had a mediocre breakfast buffet at The Breadbasket restaurant in downtown Newton. Today's ride is an easy one since I'll be only going about 50 miles on mostly flat roads.

In Hesston, I stopped at Casey's General Store to get an ice cream sandwich. I also called the Philadelphia jury duty phone number since my housemate informed me of my jury duty in June. After some annoying automated instructions I talked to a clerk. She seemed rushed and a little rude, insisting that I go online. I held my patience and ended up changing my jury duty date to September.

I kept riding west. Around 10:30 AM, I arrived at Buhler. I had to get off the route to get to a café for some food. I had a strawberry and banana smoothie at the Mustard Seed, but they didn't serve lunch until 11. I stayed there a bit longer to order a chef salad. It was the healthiest choice since I've been eating burgers for quite some time.

Downtown Buhler

Chef salad at the Mustard Seed

After Buhler, I rode all the way to my destination, Nickerson. I was almost there when it started to drizzle. By the time I arrived at the city park the rain came down for about a minute. The park has a pavilion but the shower is a bit dirty. I wish I had brought a pair of slippers. Anyway, I don't think I'll be taking a shower here.

Staying here tonight

It was only 1:30 PM. I have at least six hours to kill, so I decided to see if there are any restaurants in town. I ended up drinking a bottle of Corona at the Flick's Bar and Grill while watching some repetitive news on TV.

As I rode through the rest of the town, which is not very big at all, I saw the library. Since there's no internet at the park I got lucky that the library is open. Not sure what I'll do for the rest of the day. I feel like cooking some ramen noodles for dinner. Most likely I'll be the only one at the park tonight.