Monday, November 20, 2006

Columbia, Missourit to Richmond, Indiana

Saturday dawned overcast and stayed that way all day. That was probably best since we had a long way to travel. We drove through the second half of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. That was encouraging since the previous days of travel had us just barely getting across one state -- same miles covered just smaller states. Of course, the closer we get to our destination the more dense the population becomes and the crazier the traffic becomes.

Bill has become quite a fan of differences in rest stops from state to state. As I was looking through the pictures we have taken I noticed that there are more and more of rest stops. Granted, some are in lovely settings. In Missouri we were amazed at one rest stop that not only had the separate restrooms labeled as "Storm Shelters," but also the hand washing area was quite high tech. You put your hands into the area where the facet was and soap squirted out, followed by enough time to suds up, then water came to rinse, and finally, hot air came on to dry. I must say that this was without question the cleanest rest stop we have visited along the way as well as being the most unique.

On this day we basically hurried on our way because we needed to reach Richmond, Indiana where we would stay with Jim and Sue Kraft. They have a lovely home filled with all the quilts Sue makes with her special love. A lot of Jim's art, ceramics and paintings, also fill the home. It was so good to see them and we appreciated their hospitality so much.

1 comment:

John said...

Wow, I've been so busy that I haven't had time to do much blog checking. In a week there are so many entries! What fun! Driving across the country is such a blast. I am glad that you two are having fun and a wonderful adventure to boot. In Arlington - WEEEE! Can't wait to see you both!