Day 43: Fair Grove to Ash Grove

I overslept this morning and woke up at 6:15 AM. I blame the bed because it's so comfy. After eating a cup of yogurt with some blueberries, along with a clementine, I packed everything and said my goodbyes to Jay and Kelly.

I started riding at 7 AM and saw a few turtles on the road. I didn't do my turtle duty because I was going downhills when I saw them. I hope they are able to cross the street safely.

In the town of Fair Grove, I stopped by a convenience store to get a donut. I think I need to eat two breakfasts since most of my riding are done before noon.

There weren't many big hills but there were surely many small ones. As I was riding, I was still lethargic from last night's sleep. Luckily, I'm only going to ride about 37 miles today.

At 10 AM, I stopped by another convenience store. This time I pigged out and ate two ice cream bars and two bags of potato chips. Shortly after, I rode into the town of Walnut Grove.

My third breakfast of the morning

I had the lunch special at a restaurant called Chuck Dinesty in Walnut Grove. The cashew chicken over rice hit the spot. I had to take a nap after eating. I'm sure the patrons were thinking, "what's wrong with this guy?"

Towns in Missouri are proud of their sport accomplishments

This hit the spot and knocked me out!

After regaining my energy, I pedaled to Ash Grove in about an hour. There's a city park here that I can camp at. But it's only 2 PM right now. The weather forecast indicated rain in the afternoon. I plan on staying at the local library then visit the city hall for permission to camp at the park.

The rolling hills toward Ash Grove