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... I had a king bed with pullout couch because Marriott's website said it slept 4. It was a huge, new room. However, there was no couch and no other rooms available. I had to get several blankets and comforters, so the kids could sleep on the floor.
... to be tomorrow so might as while not drive to complete exhaustion and make myself or my kids sick. This sometimes happens in the winter when I truck it to Florida all at once: I end up sick. So we are in a motel in a west suburb of Des Moines. There's nothing interesting about our location. We are surrounded by those office buildings that are so common in suburbs and are usually full of workers shipped in to do exciting things like computer programming or QA. They ...
... for a while and then we all had dinner across the street at Perkins. I wasn't sure how it would feel since we hadn't really hung out since our high school days, but it felt just as comfortable as the old days, and funny to recall some of those small town summer memories.
It turned out to be a really great last stop. Not many days before we were feeling pretty wore down from the truck problems, and ...
We finally got into the minivan at about 10am and started driving. It took us some effort to get into the car and get going, but once we were on the road, things were smooth.
Our first destination was badlands national park. This is approximately a 525 mile drive from Ames. We stopped at Sioux city for lunch and took one more break before. The kids were ...
No wonder dad sent me down the lonely roads of America....highway 80 is
REALLY BORING!!!!! Nothing but cornfields, beef that goes to McDonald's, wide
truck loads, pro-life signs and some country music to keep me entertained and
giggling across the heartland to my next ...