Holiday Inn Express Des Moines/Drake University
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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. ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...