Super 8 Missouri Valley
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Another day of good weather, 691 kms covered and two more states, Illinois and Iowa, are behind us.
The boys are really taking to this travelling lifestyle.
This was just a 2 night stopover in Omaha. We spent the day buying Christmas presents for Julie, her family, and her extended family who we would be spending our first White Christmas with. After travelling for 6 months without being able to but anything a little retail therapy was quite fun. Hours were spent finding just the right gifts for each person. Our friend of 25 years (Julie) picked us up and then in was a 3 hour drive to Loup City, ...
... the air conditioning came on - not enough to really cool the room, but it was live-able.
Mileage Tank Miles Total Gallons MPG Gas Cost Cost Per Mile
2,374.5 210.5 52,433.5 5.10 41.27 $21.22 $0.10
2,571.8 197.3 52,630.8 4.56 43.27 $17.78 $0.09
2,782.2 210.4 52,841.2 5.30 39.70 $17.85 $0.08
498.1 total miles today.
... is better than the present.
Not too far down the road we were driving along at 40mp since apparently the entirety of I-80 is getting new bridges at the same time, when I saw a sign advertising the Pony Express stop. So we got off in Gothenburg to visit an original pony express station. That was interesting, I don't usually think of them in Nebraska. ...
... Donna was waiting by the bikes in the Walmart parking lot, a woman Donna swears was 150 years old, stopped her car and asked Donna where she was going. When Donna replied that we were just meandering around the country with no agenda, the woman responded, "That's the way to live life...in no hurry!" As the woman pulled away, Donna noticed a full drum set in the back seat of her car...go lady!
While meandering through four states today, we crossed ...