Tonight we are settled into the Big Lake State Park near Mound City, MO. This is the same park we stayed in on our way back from Idaho last month, nice park. Last month our site was out in the open sun but tonight's site is under a couple of big cottonwood trees, still need the AC which is working well.
We enjoyed a day of leisure yesterday in a nice comfortable park before heading back south this morning.
On our trek following US Hwy 50 across the continent we found that we really enjoyed being on lesser routes instead of following the Interstate highways. Driving 60 mph with speed sometimes down to 30 mph through small towns is much more relaxing than battling the semis on the Interstate at 70 mph. Also we see more of the local scenery. The little slower speed also helps our fuel economy.
This trip we have deliberately avoided the Interstates as much as we could. Last Friday from MN to IA we stayed on the east side of the Big Sioux river on US 75 while our GPS kept trying to put us over on I-29. Today we again followed US 75 most of the way this time in Nebraska to the west of I-29 and the Missouri river. Again our GPS kept trying to take us over to I-29 but I kept arguing with her and held our course. Even through the middle of Omaha US 75 is on an expressway and very easy travels through this big city, of course it was Sunday morning so traffic was fairly light. Tomorrow we will use I-29 from here down to st Joe but there really isn't a good alternative. Then its US 36 to Macon and US 63 south toward the Manor.