Salina, Kansas

July 9th

St. Louis, Missouri - Arch

Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri

It was about 100 degrees when we left West Virginia and headed west. Matter of fact, the thermometer read between 97-103 the entire way. If it weren´t for the air-conditioner in the truck, we probably would´ve headed back home. We think it was because of the heat that we stayed in the truck and drove, and drove and drove some more. Other than stopping for fuel, lunch and a periodic pee break, we stayed on the road and made it until about 2100.

Sissy prepared a gourmet meal for her and John´s dinner (cocoa krispies) while stopped at a rest area somewhere in either Missouri or Kansas (we can´t remember). Then it was time for a quick nap (1 hour) and then off again westbound. John made it until about 0300 before deciding he couldn´t drive any farther. We drove through West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and some of Kansas.

The rest area in Salina was rather nice; diesel 18 wheelers running all night and interstate traffic on the other side of the trailer. It didn´t matter much though because our generator was also running to keep the air-conditioner on full blast.

The next morning it was time for luke warm showers (John forgot to light the water heater) and hitting the road again. We were off westbound toward Denver, Colorado.

John & Sissy EXCLUSIVE RATINGS: (1 bad - good 10)

  • Campground - N/A
  • People - 9
  • Roads - 9
  • Scenery - 9
  • Traffic - 9
  • Things to Do - N/A
  • Weather - 9

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