The heat was unbelievable at 103 degrees and humid. We didn't expect this and it was difficult to stay hydrated, so I made more frequent stops to cool down, eat and drink. As as a result of the late start and heat I hung up spurs at 5 p.m. in Groom, TX. This was about a 50 mile day. A slower day was meant to be today, which should set us up for a better mileage day tomorrow. Sometimes you have to take what you get (I think that is a Forest Gump line).
Groom, TX happens to have the largest cross in the western hemisphere, so we stopped at the cross and said a prayer for our friends in need.
There is one motel, and one restaurant (the Grill) in this town and we are happy to be here. The nearest laundry is 30 miles away so Claire washed my cycling shorts and jersey in the sink. Larry and Karen Brown own the Grill and we spent about 30 enlightening minutes talking with Larry about the Grill's history. It was opened in 1957 here on RT 66. I recommend the Grill to anyone passing through the area.
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