Yesterday was our longest single day drive thus far (393 miles) from a little west of Omaha, Nebraska, down the western edge of Iowa, around Kansas City, then east into mid/eastern Missouri. We’re scheduled to begin our next “work-stop” next Monday just outside of Memphis on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River and we’ll make one more stop in route.
The trip was uneventful and we made good time, but that’s as far as I want to go in one day. Reflecting back we made a good choice of selecting the truck to pull this trailer. It easily keeps up with traffic, has plenty of additional power to pass when needed and with the dually rear wheels and long wheelbase is very stable in crosswinds. The upgrade of the trailer tires for the Goodyears G614’s with their higher weight and speed rating has also proved to be a wise choice.
We’re currently staying at Lazy Day Campground, Danville, MO, which is quiet and not very busy this week. The weather is the best part…clear and fall-like. The campground has one of the largest fenced dog parks we’ve found at any park and Maggie had a wonderful evening running and chasing her new Irish Setter friend, Daniel. He was still much a pup, at 17 months, but 7+ years old Maggie held her own and still has the legs to quickly chase down most dogs. She did sleep well last night. 🙂
The photos I’ve included with this post are of the Holy Family Shrine in Grenta, Nebraska. It’s a hilltop location and grabs your attention if you’re driving on the nearby I-80, especially those traveling east-bound. As you can see, it’s a beautiful unique wood, stone and glass structure. Click the link if you’re interested in learning more about the shrine.