Day 18, June 14, 2016: Boulder, CO to Topeka, KS – 559 Miles
There truly is not much in Kansas – it was a long 8 hour drive from Boulder.
I had originally booked a tent campsite at the Topeka KOA. However, when I checked the weather that morning it said there was an 80% chance of severe thunderstorms. I decided it would be safer if we changed to one of the camping cabins. Of course, since I did this, there was zero rain or storms… Oh well, the cabin was super cute plus it had AC and cable TV!
Once we got settled in, David did some fishing while Gillian and I spent the afternoon relaxing and watching the very sad news. We eventually had to turn the TV off.
After a quick dinner, we went outside and sat by the fire while Gillian made s’mores. It was a relaxing evening after a long day of driving.
Day 19, June 15, 2016: Topeka, KS to Bonne Terre, MO – 359 Miles
David went fishing before we set out for Missouri, which gave us a little extra sleeping in time.
We arrived at David’s brother, Fred’s home, late afternoon. Our niece, Katie, and her new baby, Easton, came over for a few hours, as well as Fred’s girlfriend, Jeanne, and his good friend, Dave. It was great to see everyone but it was most exciting to meet the newest member of the family, three month old baby Easton! He is beautiful!
I think the extreme heat got to everyone because we were all ready for bed at 9:00!