Time to push on. It was getting hot outside. We didn't want to get too comfortable as it makes it harder to get going again. We crossed the mighty Missouri River which was the trigger for the landscape to change from flat, cropping country to treeless plains of grass. Crops gave way to hay baling. The temperatures soured to 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees C). I tipped some water on Paul's shirt but it too was boiling hot! Riding along a slight breeze made the temperature bearable but in the end the heat won out.
We pulled in to Murdoo, two sweat-balls in bike jackets! We got a cold ice-cream immediately and once we regained our composure discovered the GTO Diner across the road, right next to the Pioneer Auto Show. We lunched there, it was good too.
We didn't fancy getting out on the road for a while so decided to check out the Auto Museum. It was advertised has having Elvis' motorcycle on display, a Harley 1200. It was one of the better museums we've seen and complementing the old cars and bikes were the historical one-room buildings brought in from the local township when they were due for demolition or upgrade. It all set the scene of an early 1900's village resplendent with the associated paraphernalia that went with each shop or department.
There was so much more on display, sheds and sheds and sheds full of old cars. We were so hot by this stage we weren't taking it all in. But the clock was ticking by and we have to keep moving. We'd enjoyed the break but it was time to get back on the road.