Today was a tougher day. First, it was hot. 95 degrees. Not humid but still hot. Second, it was a struggle driving. The amateur meteorologist in me equates the heat and wide open spaces into wind. Not just wind but unpredictable heavy gusts. That meant on these asphalt laser straight roads, I couldn’t just stay on the right side of center channel and set the auto pilot. Oops, getting confused about my mode of transportation. No there was a lot of real physical steering involved today. (For the most part the motorhome tracks very well without much steering effort).
Finally, there was a 20 mile or so stretch of highway that was absolutely torn up. All pavement was torn out and just two lane gravel. Max 35mph for the entire way. Slower if you wanted to treat your shocks or air bags with some degree of respect. In that stretch there were probably nearly a dozen minor bridges partially out with one lane open. These were controlled with those portable traffic lights alternating the direction of traffic. Lots of slow, dusty driving and stops.
For those of you who enjoy cereal in the mornings, I wish to report that I also crossed Battle Creek today. No pic ‘cause it came and went too quickly.