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Published: June 26th 2018
We weren’t sure what we would want to do today, but we decided that even though the campground we were in is very nice and our site is a good one, the negative is that the power is weak as is the wifi. Since it was forecast to be fairly hot today we were worried that we might have trouble with our AC...NOT a good thing when the weather is hot and humid for sure! Therefore, we pulled out of camp at 10:00 heading north towards St. Joseph, MO.
Driving out through Branson, we were amazed at the growth of the town and the huge improvements to the road system there. Our drive today consisted of lovely views of wooded hills which perch upon high rock faces. Our trek took us onto plateaus that had green and well tended farmland. Again, we were surprised at the quality of the roads we traversed. US 65 was a four lane boulevard from Branson to Buffalo. (By the way, Jeanne and Mike...your anniversary card is on your way from the post office in Buffalo!...better late than never, and Happy Anniversary tomorrow!!)
On our way out of Branson we
TOny S.—an old house along the road for you
You can tell this is a travel day when I am reduced to taking shots out of the window of the RV!!
saw a cute saying on a church sign: “Even Mosquitos Know that there is Power in the Blood”!
Continuing onward from Buffalo we were really out in the country on prairie land. Just as we were getting close to I-70W we could see a big rain coming...and it was bigger and heavier than we had thought. (See pictures below) Before we could get to the turn off for I-70W, it hit...the temperature went from 88 degrees to 65 degrees in a matter of a few minutes. As it happened, the entry ramp for I-70W was closed and we had to detour onto I-70E for almost 9 miles before we could take another exit and head back west. Since the storm was coming from west to east, we were REALLY hit by its strength when we turned around. At times it was hard to see the road ahead. We finally broke through the storm several miles up the road and our day turned into a magnificent afternoon. By the way, I-70 is also in much better repair that it was the last time we were through here. I guess everyone has been spending more money on upkeep and
repair of the road system which was long overdue to say the least. If the roads in Oklahoma have been improved, we would think that we have died and gone to heaven!
We pulled into Beacon RV Park in St. Joseph, MO at 5:15. We had forgotten that we had stayed here before. The park is kinda, sorta OK...certainly not a destination spot...but our site is level and the power is good and so is the wifi, which trumps location and amenities today since we are just using this as a spot to stop in and move on.
I think we channeled Ed, Betty and Susan today since we drove 315 miles! Yay us!!
PS: Another sign along our way today said, “SOMEDAY is Today” A truer thing has never been said!
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