Got up at 5am 😝. Ugh, packed up, coffee’d up, then fueled up and headed west on route 70.
Started raining, then really poured outside of St Louis.
We didn’t get to see the arch because we took route 270 around St Louis, crossing the Mississippi River and then the Missouri River, officially putting us in the west! I was a little disappointed we didn’t see the arch, but it was ok.
We ate lunch at a nice rest area. Then back on the road heading toward Kansas City. We hit the city at mid afternoon so traffic wasn’t much of a problem. But…if you’ve ever been through Kansas City, it is a maze of roads and overpasses. Bob and Frank were glad to be out and on the other side.
Next was Topeka, which was a piece of cake. We were there just before rush hour. Our timing for all the cities today was spot on.
Then Kansas started to open up and we rolled through the amazingly beautiful prairies. Green rolling hills and you could see forever.
We arrived at Salina, Kansas Koa around 5pm central. It’s very hot, 96°.
We were having quick and easy dinner of tacos when Bob got a text that our train ride from Durango to Silverton has been cancelled! Everyone is very disappointed, but we understand. It must be an awful fire.
We discussed what we are going to do instead of the train ride and even if we still are going to Durango at all.
We all decided to sleep on it since we are all crabby, tired, and hot! Ok, maybe that’s only me.
Tonight is another early to bed night. Tomorrow is a 6 hour drive to Colorado Springs area. We don’t have to get up as early, yay!! We plan on rolling at 8am.