Today started out clear and cold in Ohio. Kelly Jo cranked the BoggsMobile about 8:30 and we were hooked up and ready to go by 10:00 or so. We enjoyed a smooth day of driving even though the traffic was heavy at times.
Here is a picture of the BoggsMobile and the General ready to roll. This is in the parking lot of Dodds Church near Waynesville, Ohio this morning right before we departed.
The sunset was gorgeous as we were driving across Missouri on I-44.
A normal day for us in the BoggsMobile is about 500-550 miles. I figured I would be ready to stop after 400 today. We were feeling pretty good as we passed the Flying J in Sullivan, Missouri so we pressed on toward Springfield. The 140 mile stretch between Sullivan and Springfield is lacking good places for us to park overnight so that pushed us toward the 600 mile mark. We hit a traffic jam because of an accident in the last 10 miles. I should have stopped earlier because I feel every mile now!
There is a gravel parking lot RV Park in Ozark that is very easy to get in and out of and is nicely priced at $20 a night for full hook ups with 50 amp service. It is called StageStop RV Park and we have stopped here many times through the years.
The StageStop just "happens" to be right behind Lambert's Cafe and once Odie flashed those puppy dog eyes at me it was all over but the crying. Even though I felt like laying down in the floor (You can see it in my picture below) we walked over to Lambert's and had a good meal and a great time as usual.
Odie looks fresh and chipper because she stayed in her bunk all day while poor ol' Dad did all of the work.
We are back at the bus now and preparing for a long winter's nap. I plan to post this and then start easing toward the back of the bus and climb into bed. This may be one of those nights that I climb back out of bed just so I can enjoy the feeling of climbing in again!
We have about 360 miles tomorrow with several stops along the way. We won't have to start too early but I do not like to burn too much daylight before hitting the road. Thanks for praying for us...