We had a little McDonalds fiasco this morning. We rarely eat at the "Golden Arches" but this morning as we approached Dodge City we decided we would take breakfast at one of those eastablishments. Thus once in Dodge we found a place to park, ordered our desired nourishmet at the new fangled electronic boards that McDonalds now have, and sat down waiting for the delivery of our food and drink. Within a few minutes a young lady came to our table to inform us that "the expresso machine was not working would standard coffee be OK rather than the expresso I had ordered". yeh, sure. A few minutes later she came back with "oh, and by the way the iceream machine is also not working so we cannot make the chocolate shake you ordered". At that point we cancelled the entire order and left. On the way out I noticed that the store advertised "mobile ordering" using your smart phone. I wondered how the McDonalds app would have handled this situation, certainly their fancy electrtonic order board was not aware that expresso coffee and icecream while on the menu were not available.
Persistence pays off, we got our high sugar, high fat breakfast at another Golden Arches in Dodge.
The remainder of the day was pleassant along higwhays 400 and then 160 through farm country and a number of nice little farming towns, lots of tree lined streets decorated in fall colors.
Late in the day we pulled into Elk City Lake State Park and selected an absolutely fabulous camping spot on Sunset Point. A so caled primitive site (no electricity, water or sewer) but a fabulous view of the setting sun and the million or so birds using the lake as their food store.
Nina of course could not resist taking a few hundred photos.