July 13,Monday, Happy Birthday Riley (my grandson is 6 today!!!). We tried to leave by 8 am but pulled out of the drive at 8:30 from our Hosts,Bob & Heidi Manak, the past 4 days. They were great hosts for letting us stay in their driveway. On sat nite Carol and I took them to their favorite pasta resturant. We all ordered Lasagna..Tasty!!! Yum, Yum.. then afterwards , we went down the street to Kopps for ice cream custard. The place was packed!! Bob said this place is even busy during the cold winter months(great custard too!). Well time to say good-bye...
We are now offically west of the Mississippi River, We did stop at the rest stop there to eat a lunch on the picnic tables and watch the river flow. We covered 375 miles today and arrived at Myre Island State Park for the nite ..$27.00(ouch!!). They charge extra for out of state residents and also a daily park pass..so $22.00 & 5.00 pass. The park was nice but not many campers.
We leave at 10 am and head to The Spam Museum to read all about Hormel Foods maker of "Spam"...Very interesting Museum and lots of fun! Of course we dropped $$$$ at the gift shop. We then left at 1pm for South Dakota ..Mitchell, The Home of The Corn Palace. The Highway is level and smooth ,you can see for miles ahead of you ..speed limit is 70 in Minnesota and 75 in South Dakota. I drove at 60mph and everyone passed me but I was relaxed and also got GREAT Mileage averaging 12-14 mpg,which I think is great for towing a 29 footer. We arrived at R & R Campground right off RT 90. This is a Pass Port America Park, only $16.00/nite which includes 3point hook-up,cable,Wi Fi, swimming pool too. Beautiful campground, the hostess was such a sweet lady and helpful with local maps and attractions. We decided to stay 2 nights because of the past 2- 300 mile days(actually675 total) and we are tired and decide to kick back for an extra day. Check out the album for the past 2 days. http://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/SpamMuseum#
God Bless...AirstreamHobo & Carol