|Day 1, May 18
The adventure begins. We left Merritt Island early this morning for 5 days of interstate driving. The first real stop will be in Interior SD which is just outside Badlands National Park.
Day 5, May 22
Arrived in Interior SD this afternoon after 5 days of interstate driving. The trip was uneventful. Fortunately for us I-29 in western Missouri and Iowa was closed about a month ago due to flooding. That caused a reroute which took us north in eastern Missouri then west on I-80 to rejoin the original route. We originally planned to go west on I-70 to Kansas City then north on I-29. The fortunate part of the flooding was that the reroute allowed us to avoid all the severe weather in Missouri. Otherwise we would have to go through that weather. We did have to drive through light rain and drizzle all day but that was much better than severe weather.