La Quinta Inn Des Moines-West-Clive
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We left Park City around 7:45a.m. CMT. We were going to stop in Omaha for the night, but I wanted a shorter drive on Saturday. As a result, we arrived at Fairfield Inn and Suites in the Des Moines area at 12:30a.m. I used 10,000 points for the room. ...
... residence hotels. I've mentioned these guys in an earlier post, I think, because they sometimes go on vacation together to "see America." Today we left camp early and stopped for McDonalds breakfast and groceries in Greeley, a few miles east of Boyd Lake SP. From here US-34, meets with I-76. At breakneck speeds we passed feed lots full of beef cows fattening up before the slaughter. The smells of a feed lot are unforgettable. Just endless fields of manure and ...
... to other places we've been. Another stop we made along the way was for lunch in Sioux Falls at a place called Mixed. It was close to the interstate and we were excited to find a big open spot to park our truck and camper. It was fast food, but had lots of healthy items to choose from, and even had a place to recycle some of your garbage when you're done eating.
We found our way to Adventureland ...
... and tornado watch west of us, right where I had planned to drive. Quick change of plans. Drive north 50 miles to I-80 then I-80 to Des Moines and hope the severe weather stayed south of us. We were almost half way to I-80 when we ran into the first thunder storm. I was doing 65 when I hit the south edge of the storm. As the rain got heavier and visibility kept dropping, I slowed to 60 then 50 then 40 ...
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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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