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domingo, 6 de maio de 2012

Summary of day 28

Day 28 – 04/30/2012 – Talihina, OK

This day we had as our goal to reach a city called Clayton, in Oklahoma. The first 20 miles were pretty much a straight ride on good roads without much elevation. We then crossed the state line and entered Oklahoma.

A little further down the road we decided to stop and rest a little and rest before moving forward. We then started hearing thunders and saw a heavy rain on a nearby mountain. We had Subway sandwiches with us, so we decided to have lunch there too to be ready in case we get the rain on the road. We also packed the backpack and other bags with plastic bags to make sure they’d stay dry.

As soon as we finished eating the first droplets started falling. We pulled our rain coats and a strong rain started falling. We rode in the rain for about an hour. The water was not too cold and the road was easy to ride with very little traffic. This part of the road was very pleasant to ride on. We then reached an intersection where we saw a small shelter and decided to stop for a few minutes. The rain stopped, and we could see a thick vapor coming out of the warm asphalt right away.

A few miles down the road we reached a place called Whitesboro. We stopped in a county place called Kuntry Kitchen and asked for two cups of coffee. Daniel, the place’s cook, was very nice and came to talk to us. We set down on one of the tables and he talked about his interest in different languages, and how much he liked to meet travelers like us. We spent almost an hour talking to him and his wife, Dorothy.

Then we returned to the road, but decided to change our destination. We noticed that going south towards Clayton city would cause us to miss the passage through Oklahoma City. Besides, there were no roads going straight towards West and we would have to go in zigzag for a long time. Instead, we went to Talihina which was just 12 miles away from that bar.

Arriving there, the hotel we wanted to stay was full so we searched for another one. The owner of that hotel called someone she knew had cabins for rent, and we reserved one. The place was really nice, more like a fully furnished house than a cabin. We cooked, showered and spent a lot of time drying some of our things that had gotten wet because of the rain. This was a nice day!