October 18, Boise City, Oklahoma

Farewell to Colorado!

I left springfield this morning at 6:00 AM. It was cold, so I was wearing all of my warm gear. I had two headlights and two taillights; a trick taught to me by my friend Drew Clark. The idea is that multiple lights signify spatial extent and make it obvious that it is a “thing” in the road and not just a light.

 

Sunrise near Springfield, CO

Sunrise near Springfield, CO

An hour later, the sun came up. I made very good time and arrived in Boise City, OK prior to noon. This, of course, means that I had to say farewell to Colorado.

Farewell to Colorado

Farewell to Colorado

At the border, someone had used the pea gravel to make some statement about Texas; I couldn’t make out most of it.

Boise City has a nice museum and I stopped in briefly. The museum staff help run the annual “Okie Star Party.” I would like to go to this sometime; hundreds of amateur astronomers. Right next to the museum is “Wild Bill’s Campground.” I am here now. It has showers, electricity and internet. I seem to be the only person staying here right now. When I first arrived, I could not get the internet to work, so I walked over to the museum and called the number listed on the sign at the entrance to the campground (I have no cell coverage here). A nice woman answered and said that I probably needed to reset the router. No problem–the office is unlocked, and all I had to do was go in there and power cycle it. You know you are in a friendly small town when the office is unlocked! This reminds me of when I was growing up in Wyoming, where you always kept the keys to the car in the ignition.

Museum in Boise City, OK

Museum in Boise City, OK

 

I checked the wind predictions and it looks like I did the right thing by stopping here. Tomorrow morning, starting at 8:00 AM, I will have a strong tail wind to take me all 70 miles into Dumas, TX. I will check in with you when I get there!

 

Scott

Scott

2 Responses to “October 18, Boise City, Oklahoma

  • Kathy Clucas
    1 year ago

    Praying that tail wind does a good job:). Love you!

  • Judy B
    1 year ago

    Hi Scott! It was great to meet you at the Cimarron Heritage Center in Boise City! Great cause you are riding for. Hopefully we will meet again at Okie-Tex next year!
    PS That was me honking at you in between Boise City and Amarillo!
    Be safe and Keep on keeping on!

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