Tuesday, May 31,2016 0.0 miles(0.0 km)
A rest day in Newton, Kansas where they have a good bike shop. Slept in some as the bike shop didn't open until 10:00 a.m. Ate breakfast at the Day Inn. Biked over to the bike shop about a mile and a half away. Eric, a cyclist from Memphis that I had met before, was at the shop getting new tires for his bike and then he was on his way. The bike mechanic worked on my trike for a couple hours making several adjustments, fortunately no major parts were needed. The trike runs and sounds great now.
I did go around and take a few photos of some of the old buildings in Newton.
The Warkentin house is a Victorian house built in 1886. Bernhard Warkentin was a prominent Mennonite miller in Newton. The house is now operated as a museum.
The Newton Carnegie Library building was constructed in 1903 and completed in 1904. The building was constructed using a $16,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. The library building is now used as a history museum.
The old mill building was constructed in 1879 and was used for milling flour. The building has been converted to a restaurant, shops and offices.
Newton Depot was built in 1929. It houses businesses and offices but also serves as an Amtrak station and has two daily trains.
It was a good rest day in Newton. I was able to get several things done and my body was feeling better after a rest day.