Friday, June 25, 2010

Day Eight

Springfield, MO to Salina, KS
340 Miles

Technically, we've driven over 3000 miles. Whew.

We made it to the Little House on the Prairie, surprise! It wasn't a destination on this trip but it wasn't far from Springfield. The cabin is open to visitors and you can take photographs of the interior. The well below is the one Charles Ingalls' dug.

I didn't visit the schoolhouse and post office next door to cabin because, once again, it was as hot as Hades and I had seen what I wanted to see. I even skipped the gift shop.

As we were getting closer to finding our hotel, we stopped for gas in McPherson, KS. The car wouldn't start - shades of De Smet. GRAR! We had lunch at the restaurant next door to let it cool off for a while. It still wouldn't start - double GRAR! Mum called AAA and they sent out a guy to give the car a jump. It worked, yay! And the dude was there within half an hour, double yay!

The rest of the day was fairly routine except for lousy highway signage in regards to finding our motel.

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