Day 2 379 miles Total: 886 miles
Des Moines Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
July 30th, 2008 – by: tribas
At Dicks, they had slim pickings on tents and really, we weren't sure what to get anyways. We finally decided on two small Eureka! tents that should do the job well, and hopefully, if another squall came, the tent would survive and we would remain wet-free. We also had to buy a new lantern since the one we had fell over and shattered the glass around the mantle. With our two new tents, another cooler that we could tie to the trailer to store a few camping supplies and somewhat dry sleeping bags we were off to cover some ground.
We left Champaign, IL around 2:00pm and wanted to make the haul to Des Moines because originally, the first night we booked a KOA lost the 30 dollars because we were unable to make it the evening we planned. However, they did say we could use it for another night, thus the point of making it there and plus, we had had enough of Illinois for this trip.
The KOA in Des Moines office closed at 9, we just made it at 8:45. Like most KOA's, it was very nice. Swimming pool, laundry, and nice level grass areas to put up the tents. Unlike the night before, nothing irregular occurred. We cooked, we ate, we sleept and the most important thing, we were dry.
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