Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Travel Tales: LA to Akron 2015 - Day Three

The Mississippi River just north of St. Louis ...
The Mississippi River just north of St. Louis (2005) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After two days in Topeka, I left to get home before the rain came into the area. I was well rested and I had a perfect day to travel. Four large cities were in my path home on Interstate 70 and I had to make sure to get through them without encountering rush hour traffic.

Kansas City was easy since I left Topeka at 2:30 in the morning and was there within the hour. By the time I got to St. Louis, I had to deal with some morning rush hour traffic, but it was not bad at all. I took I-270 to bypass the city. Once I crossed the Mississippi River, I noticed where the land was flooded. I have never driven down this interstate when the land was not flooded in that spot. The trip was smooth and I arrived quickly in Indianapolis. I intended to take I-70 through the city, but noticed on their new message boards that an accident had closed three lanes of traffic ahead, so I took the bypass. The last city I had to pass was Columbus. I was not worried about rush hour here because I know the back roads in the region that will take me back home. I was lucky to drive quickly through the area and head north on I-71.

I arrived home after twelve hours of driving. I always have such a feeling of exhilaration when I pull into the garage and shut the door. Another trip safely completed!!

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