Taking the Rain With Us Part Two

May 3, 2017

After getting ready, we left the RV park for some lunch.  El Cantarito in Cloverdale served Mexican food.  It was surprisingly good.  (A recurring theme for our trip, as we’ve had so much Mexican food from Phoenix that it all kind of tastes the same).  We liked the salsa and fresh chips and our entrees were well made and inexpensive.

Then, we got back on the road.  We drove west on the I-70, crossed over Illinois and made it into Missouri.  It rained non-stop after we crossed the Illinois border.  Several “lakes” that we saw were really just parking lots that were flooded.  The Mississippi River looked quite engorged.  Some of the highways were closed down as well!  We got dinner in town near the RV park at Riviera Maya (another good Mexican restaurant).  The rain subsided during dinner, then started back up before we got to the RV park.  We set up at Candy Cane RV park in Steeleville, MO for the night.  It was sprinkling when we set up the RV.  We stayed inside the entire night.  When we woke up to get out of there, it was still raining (heavily this time)!

May 4, 2017

With the rain still on full blast, we got the RV ready for travel.  We didn’t get lunch before the start of our travel today.  Instead, we grabbed some fast food from a gas station and sprinted to Vinita, OK.  We stayed at the Park City Motel and RV park for the night and to do some laundry.

May 5, 2017

After waking up, we drove down the road to the Hi-Way Cafe for some breakfast food.  The biscuits and gravy and pancakes were smaller but still reasonably priced and homemade.  It’s a very good hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you’d likely drive past if you’re not careful. (No photos since we were in and out).  We continued west, crossed Texas, and made it to Roswell, NM late at night.   We stayed at Midway RV park south of the town for the night.

What to do tomorrow: Check out the town.

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