Driving my age.
Yep, that’s me in the right-hand lane with the cruise-control keeping me in the mid-to-high 50’s. I cling desperately to my 15.2 MPG knowing that gas prices will only increase as I head further west.
Over the past few days, the GDB has cruised through Missouri, Nebraska, and a little slice of Iowa. Tomorrow will find us in Wyoming. After about 1,200 miles, I’m now at the half-way point to Crater Lake, Oregon!
Here is one of many stops at interstate rest areas over the last 3 days. Every one I’ve seen in Nebraska allows overnight parking. This one even had a shower.
The hot weather I am so eager to elude pursues me like a villain. Oh well ... rather oppressive heat than tornadoes, right? It’s 92 right now in Sidney and, after much searching, I found the one shady spot in town.
Only the low humidity makes the oppressive heat bearable because – all together now – it’s a DRY heat. This should be my last hot day as I'll be in the 6,000-feet elevation range by lunch tomorrow.
Today I decided to get off the road earlier than usual after 5 days of hard driving since leaving home.
I’m overnighting at Cabela’s – an oasis in this vast sparsely-populated high-plains region of Nebraska. The store not only allows overnight parking, but has a walking trail with a small lake, along with a free a dump station and water station. Score! This location also has a nice-looking RV park with all amenities.
I added a link in the right margin for the Overnight RV Parking website. Best travel purchase I ever made. The modest membership fee ($24.95/year) has paid for itself many times over in saved campground fees. Without this resource, I would not have known about the free dump and water stations at Cabela’s. Confirm or add new sites and your membership term is extended. Mention my blog and we both get a free month!