Just a quick update…….
Our first night out ( 9/17) we stayed at the KOA in Billings, MT. It was a long but uneventful day.
Our second night we thought we’d drive all the way to Mitchell, SD but ended up only making it to the Badlands. It was dark and we had to decide if we wanted to see the Badlands or not. We stayed at some dump called the Circle 10 Campground at the east entrance to the Badlands. What a divola!!! It was a “Good Sam” campground and so we figured “How bad can it be?”. Bad….. We’ll leave it at that for now.
We rolled in to Des Moines, IA late on Friday night. Saturday morning we drove out to Tom and Terri’s house (my uncle and aunt). Unfortunately, they weren’t home. They were down in the Ozarks but we’re hoping to meet up with them later this week. From there we went to my grandparent’s house and had a very nice visit with my grandparents. We also got to see my cousin Ryan. On our way out of town that night we went over to see Ryan’s house and meet his girlfriend Ashley. We really enjoyed our visit with them as well.
Last night we drove on as far as Moberly, Missouri. We figured we’d have no trouble getting a room. WRONG…… I guess Missourian’s take their football seriously because there was apparently a college game (in Columbia I’m assuming) because Macon, Moberly and Columbia were all booked because of this game. So, we spent the night in the car in the parking lot at the Holiday Inn. 🙂 Oh well. We saved a few bucks! We want to rent an ATV while in Colorado and it’s about a $250 rental. We figured if we spent a few nights camping instead of in hotels we could rent the ATV and not add any $$ to the vacation budget. We’re over half way there!
So, tonight we’re staying INSIDE the Holiday Inn in Moberly and tomorrow we’ll do a bit of looking around in this area. Today we drove out to the house my grandparents used to live in and saw the A-Frame that Dad built in that same area. After we’re done up here we’ll head south to Columbia.
I tried to add a few photos, but for some reason it’s not working….. I’ll try to figure it out tomorrow…..