So long Amazon; let's NOT do this again!
Kind of a crazy photo, I suppose - but this is what my locker looked like right before I emptied it for the very last time.
Placing the TREK onto the Truck was Tricky!
But we finally managed to get it onto the truck.
We drove from Campbellsville, KY to Charleston, MO on that first day. It got dark early and we were fogged in, so when we got to Charleston and found a truck stop, we boondocked for the night. I only took a photo of the camper - the van and argosy were parked over with the big trucks. I was so terribly tired, the noise of their engines didn't stop me from sleeping, nor even slow me down!
Day Two Was The Longest Day Ever!
Ellsinore, MO was our first pit stop at 10:30 a.m. We pulled into the Leerjak Travel Center on US 60.
Gas and Lunch was in Cabool, MO at the El Rancho
We totally skipped eating dinner, I just realized. Talk about people on a mission! We gassed up again in Joplin, at 2 different gas stations because we got separated and I really needed gas and a bathroom. Finally found each other, got back on the right road going the right direction, and made it to Lamar, MO where we parked the argosy and van so we could take just the TREK and Truck up to our friend's home to deliver him back to his family before Christmas. We really would have liked arriving in daylight and getting a tour of his farm, but maybe next summer we can visit. We had no time to spare due to a much needed dialysis appointment in Greenville.
However, by the time we got back to Lamar, we were too tired to drive and it was too dark so we just boondocked next to a big truck in the Walmart parking lot - the store was closed, so we couldn't go in and ask if it was OK.
Day Three Was Terrifying, but started out good!
We drove 40 miles towards Joplin, heading for Miami, OK when Bob spied a Flying J and we made a slight detour to find it because he needed gas in the van. We were delighted to find this Flying J had a Denny's, so we stopped in for a hearty Christmas Breakfast. Our waiter was so nice and friendly - I thanked him for working on Christmas and told him how much we appreciated him and his kindness. I'm fairly certain Bob left him a nice tip as an extra thanks.
Bob gave me this - he won it from a claw machine!
Trouble began on the Oklahoma Turnpike.
Consequently, it took us longer to get to where we needed to be. Then we got rain and the sun set early, so we opted to spend the night in a casino parking lot. We had a sandwich in their restaurant that was quite good, so that was pleasant.