Greg's 2007 Odyssey travel blog

We got up early, readied the coach and were off at 8 AM. The campground was filled over night and kids were up and playing already.

The coach took the hills with ease and did not run hot at all. By mid-morning, I was dealing with a 25-30 mph cross wind with gusts. This lasted for about 300 miles across SD. However, as the day wore on, the temperature increased to 91 F. The temperature gauge showed an increase in running temperature, but well below red-line. So the flushing of the radiator fins did the trick.

We turned south on I 29 at Sioux City, IA and drove to our destination KOA Campground in Onawa, IA. We arrived about 7 PM (lost an hour going into the Central Daylight Hour time zone). I went in the office to register and was told that the 60' pull through that I had requested (and confirmed) was not available and that the last space held for me would require me to disconnect the trailer/SUV and park it somewhere else in the campground (to be determined). I was so pissed that I demanded a refund and got back on the road.

Rita and I discussed staying in a rest stop or at Wal*Mart in Council Bluffs, about 50 miles down the interstate. We decided to stay at Wal*Mart and got off the interstate there. As we drove into the well lit parking lot, there was 1 other RVer nearby. By the time we settled in, another RVer and semi pulled in for the night. Fortunately, the semi driver shut his engine down for the night. So, it was perfectly quiet, well lit and a nice cool breeze was blowing.

We were out by 9:30 PM.

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