So today was pretty much the same as the last few days on The Cowboy Trail. More fields of corn or cattle to run past whilst on a fairly nice trail path following the main highway, and we were met by the vans every 3-4 miles with drinks and snacks. Today was very sunny from early on (high of about 92; I’m hardly noticing the heat unless it’s above 95!) – and we were up early! Having missed out on a haircut in Valentine, NE, Mike was determined that today was haircut day – and as we were starting right at the hotel it made sense for a 6am start, our earliest yet, and meant we finished at 2:30pm so gave Mike time to get his haircut and then we went for a Mexican dinner.
Heidi spent 38 mins on the phone to AT&T to find out why my phone STILL isn’t working – she has far more patience than I do but even she had to laugh when the customer service woman asked if ‘Iowa’ is a different state, to ‘Nebraska’. Anyway despite Heidi’s best efforts I probably don’t have cell (sic) service until Iowa (Saturday), possibly beyond… so if you want to get in touch (and it’s lovely to get updates, gossip, anything not corn and cattle-related, so please do!) then my Hotmail email or Facebook messaging is best.
I also Skyped my parents this afternoon and they’ve booked to come out and see me (as part of a big holiday) on the 10th August so that’s a great boost and I’m really looking forward to seeing them. They also told me about the weather back home being awful and I shared my worries about my crazy sock-tan-lines!