The morning started out with questions as to whether I would be able to get the motorhome out of Jellystone, well I did! The most exciting part was when I got to the top of the campground and had to make a very sharp left turn with no swing room (and towing the jeep so backing up was ruled out). Fortunately as I was making the sharp turn a man walking around the campground was able to help me by telling me how close I was getting to the stone wall. After the turn, it was all down hill, really, the driveway was a steep, twisty downhill!
Next challenge was driving through St Louis! I timed it so I would hit it after rush hour - smart move! There still was a lot of traffic, and shifting of lanes but I made it through with little stress! When I crossed the Mississippi River, it didn't look like it was flooded, but it was muddy, but that is it's M.O. As soon as I crossed the river I was in Illinois and I was now on I-70. Pennsylvania people, don't worry, I-70 is just as bad out here as it is in Pennsylvania. And there was construction on and off all through the state of Illinois! I spent a lot of time in single lanes, so obviously it slowed me down - that's why I only traveled 300 miles today. I spent a lot of time today traveling through the farm lands - but a lot of the fields were flooded. Streams were over their banks and corn stuck up out of "ponds".
Today was all about timing - I timed out St Louis, and I thought that I timed out Indianapolis. Until I crossed from Illinois into Indiana and the it became eastern time. That meant I was no longer going through Indianapolis at 3:30 but instead it would be 4:30! Not good! Anyway, I survived it! I-70 joins and leaves quite a few other highways as it passes through the town, I had people merging on from the right and the left but I just kept plugging along with the 18 wheelers! Traffic came to an almost stand still at one point because of a broken down truck in my lane (of course)! But while I was at a stand still, I did get to see where the Indianapolis Colts play football! Sorry no pictures! Once I finally got through Indianapolis, I soon got to the town of Greenfield where I planned on spending the night at the KOA. Tomorrow should get me back home if all goes well. I still have to get through Dayton and Columbus, Ohio and then Wheeling West Virginia and then home! Thanks for sharing this journey with me!
|The famous arch in St Louis|
|Settled in for the night!|