Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
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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. ...
Night 30: Endless Nebraska From Loveland, CO, to Clive, IA Today I drove 670 miles which took almost every waking moment. Weather was a bit humid and sunny with temps in the upper 80's. There is a frontal system passing just to our east. I was determined to get home today and pushed hard all day, but Andrew's foot fell asleep while he was sleeping and his cries, along with a peek at the day's mileage, made me realize that it might be time to stop for a rest. I ...
... 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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