We were up pretty early this morning to make the long drive to Altoona Iowa, a distance of over 400 miles. This is longer than our normal distance but it will be all right. We hadn't really taken too much out for the extra day that we stayed in Elkhart, in fact the only thing we did while here was to wash our dirty clothes and rest up, so packing up was pretty easy. We pulled out right around 9 and within a few minutes we were back on the toll road heading west.
We ran into the expected delay near Joliet Illinois, where we had been slowed when leaving Springfield Ill coming up. The slowdown was better today and after clearing it, we pulled into a rest area for lunch. I capped a few Munzees while we were stopped and with very heavy looking clouds threatening, we resumed out drive. We ran into some rain but it wasn't too bad and we had no problems getting through. The rain did drop the temperature to the upper 60's and I kind of wished it would be that cool when we arrived, but when we arrived it was back in the upper 80's.
We pulled into the Adventureland Resort Campground a little after 4, but remember that we gained an hour back and are again in the Central time zone. We will stay in this zone for the rest of the summer!
The only problem I ran into was the trees surrounding our site that kept me from getting my satellite set up, but we got the over-the-air antenna put up and have limited channels, but good local news and weather. There's a silver lining to every cloud!
We are the first here for the rally and we can't wait for the others to join us.