September 9, 2010
Yesterday was another about 200 mile driving day with Mary driving about 100 miles.
Before I tell you more about our drive. I wanted to show you how Mary does Yoga in the motorhome. First she stands the mattress on the side of the mattress platform…
Then she puts down her yoga pad on the mattress platform. She sets her computer off to the side so she can follow her video instructor. She performs this activity pretty near every day. Good for her!
Okay finally on the road at 9:00 AM. Within five minutes we crossed the Mississippi River into the southeastern corner of Iowa.
Within five minutes thereafter we crossed the Des Moines River into Missouri and headed west on U.S. Highway 136 West. Still lots of corn!
As we progressed the terrain became rolling hills and always gently rising as we head towards the Rocky Mountains still several hundred miles away.
While at her turn behind the wheel we came across a closed road ahead sign on Highway 36. We ended up taking a detour which took us about 30 miles out-of-the-way we wanted to travel. Some of this detour road was quite narrow and rough with a number of potholes..but Mary handled it just fine. However I must confess I’m not yet comfortable about taking a nap while she is driving. She’ll get lots of practice on this part of the trip heading back to California. I have no doubts she’ll end up becoming a fine motorhome driver.
Because of the slow going on the detour road we fell short of our intended destination. So we spent the night in the American Legion Post #100 parking lot in Maryville, Missouri.
A couple of interesting facts about Maryville are…it’s the birthplace of Dale Carnegie and also the home of the Energizer Bunny…we went by the factory on the way into town.
Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Maryville, Missouri…
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