It feels pretty good to be back to my blog for day-to-day reports on our travels. I tried the Facebook thing and didn't like it, so here I am, back "home".
I woke about 6:30 to begin getting ready to leave. Stella had already gotten up and had the coffee brewing and was busy packing stuff away. We had a quick breakfast and the packing began in earnest.
We took our time and were ready to go a little after 9 and it didn't take long to get back on the Indiana Toll road, and we were off! We made good time, with light traffic, and made our first pit stop on the toll road at one of their very convenient "service plazas" that are about 30 miles apart. They are so nice and I wish Texas would do something similar with our rest stops. It could be done easily, by selling or leasing some land to a convenience store/fast food restaurant for snacks and soft drinks for hungry and thirsty travelers.
We made another stop at a run-down service station/truck stop on I-55. It was laid out funny and we had to park out in a separate lot with the big rigs and walk a long way to get into the store to use the rest rooms. We decided to pick up something to eat while we were there and bought a couple of sandwiches to eat in the truck. It turned out that we only got one sandwich that was really thick, so we ended up with a half sandwich each but they were very tasty.
We ran into some rain along the highway. The clouds rolled up and I could see the rain in front of us, but by the time we reached the storm, it had broken up a bit. We still got some ran but it wasn't too bad after all.
We had no further incidents and pulled into the Double J Campground about 3:30 Central time. Don't forget that we had been on Eastern time while we were in Elkhart!
This is just the first stop in a four stop week of traveling to Creede Colorado.