Once you leave the foothills of the Rockies, it’s all about the cruise control and not getting drowsy. Today’s drive was flat and straight, albeit quite windy. We will be covering a minimum of 250 miles per day in order to get to Quebec on time for the next week.
Richard got a lot of work done on the drive and we had pretty good service the whole way. At the end of the day, we pulled into a really lovely state park he found about a third of the way into Kansas, on scenic Highway 24. There is a pretty reservoir here and the campground has electric hookups and spacious sites with a water view.
We took a little detour at a Kansas Walmart before our arrival and came armed with easy skillet dinners and a couple of other supplies. Post dinner, we BOTH got to enjoy swinging in our chairs as we watched the sunset over the water. Blissful end to long, straight driving day.
Oh yeah, and Kansas has the nicest rest areas I’ve ever seen.
Total miles from Colorado Springs: 318.6, 16.4 mpg, 6 hours 48 min. Eagles Landing loop of the campground. The bathrooms are a bit of a walk from this loop, but the sites are nice, with both water and electric. Dump, showers, cell service for both, water views from most sites. There’s even free WiFi near the bathroom! Love this place!