Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 5 - Topeka, Kansas to Steeleville, Illinois

If you've ever been to the midwest you'll know that everything is named Shawnee something. Shawnee Trail, Shawneetown, Shawnee Park. Well, on our 5th night we stayed at Lake Shawnee Campground in Topeka, Kansas.

When we pulled off I-70 to go to the campground the road was closed, we could see the lake on the other side of the road but didn't know how to get there. Within a minute a woman pulled up along side us and asked where we needed to go, then proceeded to have us follow her to the lake. Once we arrived people loaned us boards to level the RV (apparently if it's not level the refrigerator doesn't work, who knew!) and another person loaned us a converter for the electricity. Toto, I don't think we're in California anymore :)

Our spot was great, right next to the lake, very peaceful. Although the bugs we're crazy. The midwest in the summertime makes you appreciate living in a place with no humidity and no mosquitoes!

We took off in the morning for my grandparents house in Steeleville, Illinois. Population 2000. It was raining heavily but as we past over the Mississippi River into Illinois it cleared up and turned out to be a beautiful day.

1 comment:

Kentmc1 said...

Hey Shawnygirl... we miss you here in the bug free state. Looks like you guys are having a great time and experiencing true Americana.

That dog Aspen looks like a hyena - not to be messed with.

We're all anxiously awaiting your post and pics at the motorcycle show in your leather garb and bandana dew rags.

Thanks for taking us along on the ride!