Friday, July 27, 2012

Travel Days - Florence, Montana to Wichita, Kansas

Well I guess the problem is not all in my set or my head. Google is having some problems with some blogger accounts and mine is one of them I suppose. Here is some of our travel day story. I have more but it will have to wait. We did make it to Wichita!

We left Tuesday evening from Sun Valley Church. Bro. Gary Lockwood pulled the tent trailer from the church to a parking lot down the road. We hooked up and headed east on I-90.

I wanted to climb the Continental Divide in the evening while the temperature was cooler. There are several big pulls all the way through Montana and Wyoming but that one is definitely the hardest.

The divide tops out some where near 7000 feet above sea level. Praise God we made it just fine. The engine temps on the bus were close to perfect.

Some of the pictures above were taken while easing down the 6 mile 6% grade on the east side. We slept in a rest area near Greycliffe, Montana.

We were up early Wednesday morning and made a pretty long day of driving. We stayed on I-90 to Buffalo, Wyoming and then south on I-25. At Cheyenne we turned east on I-80.

It stayed cool all day because of some storms in the area. In fact the storms were so bad after we turned east on I-80 that we had to pull into a truck stop for nearly an hour to let it pass.

The weather on our phones said 50 mph wind gusts and I believe it. It was hitting us broadside and it was time to get off the road.

After the storm we traveled another hour or so and parked at Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska. It was only 6:00 so we walked around the store for a while before going to bed.

More later.


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