Baymont Inn & Suites of Des Moines
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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.
... Omaha, right into Iowa at Council Bluffs (the location of Chicago's Amerind tribes .) Here I sized up the situation. It was getting dark but I had some time left in me. We stopped for food and drove through the Iowa darkness. Andrew was sleeping and let out a cry because his arm or foot fell asleep. I decided that was a good cue to stop driving for the night. We were in West Des Moines and managed to find a decently priced hotel in a land of motels and cubicle ...
... 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 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services