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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.
... pounds of mail from the eastern terminus in St. Joseph, MO, across the dangerous West to California's Central Valley. It was good to stretch out. On the way out of town we stopped at Runza's for a good greasy burger. This fueled us for some more miles of Nebraska blankness. Usually I don't have issues with driving across such distances (I have attention surplus disorder), but my leg was hurting and it felt like we weren't getting anywhere. We passed Grand ...
... Illinois again. I'm guessing she was my first friend only because I don't remember a time when we weren't friends, and we also lived just a few doors down from each other. I ended up moving to Hawaii when I was 9 and her to Iowa a few years later, but we would both spend our summers back in IL together. It had been maybe 8 years since we last saw each other so when I sent her a message only two days before ...
... and it was a pleasant drive overall.
Somewhere midway into South Dakota the landscape started changing slowly and a couple of hills appeared on the plains. We also crossed the Missouri River which is MASSIVE. Bikers and bikes were prominent in South Dakota.
We reached bad lands around 7pm. Our halt was the cedar pass campground. First ...
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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