I had planned to stay in Crete tomorrow and talk to the middle school history classes but they were not interested in a presentation - therefore I am leaving in the morning.
The good news is that I figure I can be in Iowa in three days and with it will come a feeling of renewal. Nebraska is a wide state and though I have been walking at a pretty good clip it is not a state that is quickly traversed. It will be good to finally have it in my rear-view mirrors (I really do have mirrors).
I just ate great Chinese dinner at a restaurant across the street. Although I have been trying to eat healthily on this journey it hasn't been possible - mostly the issue has been simply trying to eat! At the moment it seems as if I can feel the vegetable nutrients coursing through my system and serves as a reminder of what I've been missing. I have a friend in Ohio that has promised me some home cooked meals and I'm going to take him up on it when I get there.
I would also add that I'm starting my third pair of shoes tomorrow. To be polite to the motel staff, I took the old ones pictured above and tossed them into the dumpster. You can guess why.
Thanks to my wife for sending them.