Home in Bloomington, Illinois

Sunday, March 20, 2016

We left Olathe, Kansas around 9:15 this morning with cloudy skies, but no rain.  Went right past Kansas City.  Glad it was a Sunday morning.  Traffic was not bad at all.

Kansas City

We drove up I-35 and over the Missouri River till we hit hwy 36 at Cameron, Missouri. 

I-35 bridge over Missouri River

We drove through North Kansas City, where I went to high school.  Of course, after 50 years, the only thing I could remember were a few of the street names.  I doubt if I could find my old neighborhood.  Things have grown quite a bit.

Drove straight across Missouri on hwy 36, a four lane highway with no traffic until it connected to I-72 at the Ilinois border.  I must say that was a nice highway.  Beats going I-70 to I-55 by a long shot.

Storm clouds were brewing as we crossed into Missouri, but it never rained.

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We connected with I-55 at Springfield, sixty miles south of Bloomington.  After seven hours of driving we are home.  It feels so good to be home in a large house and hot water. 

Springfield, Missouri

We left home on December 30, 2015 and returned home on March 20, 2016 for a total of 82 days.  We traveled 4,345 miles in the motorhome during that time and our total costs for the journey was $3,535.  That averages to $43.11 a day or $1,178.33 a month for three months.

I have enjoyed doing this blog and I hope I have brought some enjoyment to those that read my blog over the past three months.  I will not be doing a daily blog while at home.

See you later.

10 comments:

  1. Glad to read you are home safe and sound.
    Tomorrow we start heading East but it will be another five weeks before we turn into our driveway in Michigan.

    Celebrating the Dance

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    1. It is nice to take your time and see some of the many beautiful places in the Midwest. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of patience. When I'm ready, I just go home.
      Have a fun and save journey home.

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  2. I'm so glad you are all HOME safe and ready to enjoy the beautiful Spring ! Thank you for sharing your photos and tales of your travels - It was a FUN ride !!!

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    1. Thank you Moonfly. I hope I'm up to it next winter. See you then.

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  3. Doug, I am glad you are home, but I'll miss your blogging! Take care.
    Cheryl Ann

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    1. Thanks for following our blog Cheryl Ann. We had a fun winter. Enjoy your retirement.

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  4. Cool pictures! Thanks for the share!
    Sophia

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  5. Making g and to head back out here to AZ this year?

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    1. Phone keyboard and spell check... should read making plans to head back out here?

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