Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

It's a pretty day...

Just rolling along down I-35...

We sped past this sign, I didn't know there was a Terrible's...

A quick glimpse out the passenger window as we sped by...

And welcome to Missouri...

While 'parked' on this little 2 lane road, ugggghhh, I liked the...

Crossing the mighty Missouri River...


Well, once again I am several days behind in posting, so this is just a quick update. We left Iowa on Friday, traveling

I-35 S. The weather was clear and pretty, in the low 70's. We traveled along uneventfully for an hour or so and then encountered a detour off the interstate. It indicated the detour was 8 miles and all traffic was moved onto Route 69. This turned out to be the most aggravating, miserable detour we've ever encountered! It took 2 hours and twenty minutes to travel this small, 2 lane road for the 8 or so miles, stopping and going, stopping & going and not understanding why. We never saw a town, only occasional homes along our way and there was no other alternative but to continue on. There were no cross streets other than smaller little roads leading to a farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere. We finally arrived in the small town of Cameron and spoke to a fireman directing traffic. He told us that there was a hazardous spill on the Interstate and that traffic would not be allowed back up onto the interstate for another 5 miles! We immediately changed our course to Hwy 36 W, destination Liberty, Missouri.

We arrived in Liberty at 6:10pm. Our original time of arrival was 3:09pm. Needless to say, we were tired and frustrated! We located an RV park but knew immediately that we were not staying here, even for one night. It was old, rundown, and down a steep hill. No thanks. It seemed to be the only one in the area so we drove to the Wal-Mart which was posted No Overnight Parking. There was major work going on in their parking lot and barely enough parking for autos so we can understand why we couldn't park there. Right next door was a Cracker Barrel with large, long out-of-the way RV Parking spaces. We took one of those (we were the only one's there), sent up the satellite and went in for a bite to eat & to ask permission to overnight.

The next morning I got online & researched RV parks. I finally located one not far away in Independence, Missouri. We had no idea what a find this little town would be! There is much history here, including the home and Presidential Museum of Harry Truman. It is also the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon & California trails and there are twenty heritage attractions.

We are currently camped at the Campus RV Park, a small 30 space park. It is nice & quiet but $28 a night is more than we like to pay. On the plus side, the laundry room has 3 washers & dryers and are $1.00 each. We did 6 loads last night so we saved a bit over the normal cost there. And there doesn't seem to be many options in this entire area, which is amazing with all there is to see and do!

We attended a lovely baptist church Sunday morning and enjoyed the pastor and congregation very much. Afterward we toured the Truman Home and then the Truman Museum. We spent 4 hours doing those two and really needed eight! Oh my, it was interesting. Yesterday we went to Kansas City and spent the day. But, I'm getting off track here. I need to close for now. Hopefully I'll get pictures posted either later tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for checking in and have a nice day....



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