We Hit the Trail Today
Once we left Colorado, we were on the Santa Fe Trail. Back in the day, it was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our route was east. The first geocache of the day took us to the small town of Coolidge (Kansas). Down a dirt road to ground zero. Across the street was the old Opera House. It is a stone block building. It is empty now, but with the new roof, it has obviously been stabilized. This is why we cache. To find places like this.
Seven hours later we are in Guyman OK. The front desk clerk suggested we eat at Eddie's; famous for its steaks and seafood. It is a local establishment. It was packed. And it seemed that everyone in the place knew everyone. We each had a steak and baked potato. We sat at the counter (that's just how packed it was), which gave is the best seat in the house, because we could hear so many different conversations. But that's for another time.
Saturday, we head to Texas before moving on to Missouri. Another day of driving (all day) with the possibility of two more geocaches to add to the collection.
The next time you see us, ask us about Eddie's and one of those stories, like the one about the Australian foreign exchange student.