Friday, July 1, 2011

And The Heat Goes On


This morning is our earliest start yet. We are mounted up and rolling out of Hampton Inn Jefferson City at 6:45am. The heat came earlier and hotter than yesterday, and yesterday was miserable!
By 11:30am it was in the 90s and we we found ourselves pulling off on the side of the road just to drink some ice water and cool down under some shade.

The morning portion of the ride was nice. It was moderate and there was much less wind today than yesterday. We also had much better scenery today which makes for a much more pleasurable ride.

We rode through Osage Beach, then Branson, Missouri on our way to Fayetteville, AR. Road construction delays and a few other hitches caused us to arrive at the Hampton in Fayetteville at close to 2pm. It was 96 degrees when we pulled in, and I don't even want to know what the heat index was.

Tomorrow we plan to leave even earlier for the final leg back to Dallas. Highs are forecast to be 100. I just hope the tires don't melt!

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