Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Colorado Springs
Left work around 3pm and road about 350 miles to Hays Kansas. Surprised to ride through 40-degree temps with a thick wet fog for about 100 miles. Most upset as it made my straight and balding hair frizzy while checking into my motel (just kidding!). Day-2 may be a bit dicey, but will check into weather and travel options before heading out to Branson MO tomorrow morning.
As a side note, not planning to move to Hays anytime soon. Went to three gas stations just to find premium gas. Many non-functional pumps also. It seems there are too many gas stations and motels for the area so all appear to be doing poorly.
Day-3: First reasonable riding day to Tunica Mississippi. I didn't realize how beautiful much of Arkansas is. I road on two lane roads with curves and scenery! Landed at the Hollywood Casino to meet my brother. I was very disappointed with the area and casino. One or more casinos in the area are closed. Hollywood had few people there. Many maintenance issues with the casino. I learned that the area was devastated by a recent hurricane. Since then Memphis has opened a large casino, so no reason for many people in the Memphis metro area to make the trip to Tunica. I expect this casino area to fail.
Colorado Springs, Colorado