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Thursday, August 25, 2016

day one done

Good morning.
We made the first day to Newton Iowa. About 30 miles east of Des Moines. Stayed at a nice best Western. Got a very nice room with my Platinum upgrade. Was an exhausting day. Our 7 1/2 hour trip took just over 8 1/2 hours. Had nearly an hour of stop and go traffic on I-80 east of Joliet. Also several construction zones and heavy rain.
But, we made it safe. Ordered pizza as we were too tired to even go out. I slept nearly 9 hours last night. I think all the anxiety and stress of the last busy week caught up with me.
Today is just a hopefully 7 hr drive to Ogalalla, Ne. just outside of Colorado. Weather is looking good for this segment, and we should both be fresher from the rest. I'm letting Craig sleep in a little after getting him up early most of the last week.
Heard from the guy who's buying Craig's Honda. He's booked a flight for Labor Day. Asked for a copy of the title so he can get insurance on it before he comes out. We'll do that next Monday after we get to Vegas. We should arrive in Vegas Saturday afternoon. Sunday the Hyundai arrives, and then between Monday and Wed. the relo cube arrives. We'll need to get that unloaded. Then the next Monday, the Honda gets picked up. And during all this, we need to get cable and internet. So we'll be busy once we arrive.
So time to get going....


  1. Did you mean the next Monday the Honda gets picked up? ;-)
    Fortunately you will have plenty of time to catch up on your rest. Makes for long days when you are gaining time!
    Very glad to hear the trip is going well, and safely.
    God bless. ♥

  2. We stayed in Ogallala! There is a wonderful Holiday Inn Express there with rustic Old West decor. Have a safe trip!

  3. Sounds like all is going more or less according to plan. Good!