Day 237 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA
Well, I intended on doing some sight seeing today before heading west to Valentine, Nebraska, but I ended up slightly challenged in Sioux City. First, I expected a city of 80,000 to have a Firestone, and I needed an oil change in the next 500 miles to keep my warranty. No
Firestones here, so I had to adjust my route. I still planned on making it to Nebraska, but my final destination for the evening changed to Grand Island with a pit stop in Omaha. Of course, this required me to travel south along the flooded Missouri River which resulted in the main Interstate (I-29) to be closed in several areas and sandbagged in others…DETOUR. I wasn’t really aware of the devastation. The flooding here is very bad. While I was able to stop at one overlook in Stone State Park, the other places I tried to visit in Sioux City were under water.
So, I had perfect weather for a travel day and spent the late afternoon and evening at Firestone getting my oil changed and unexpectedly replacing two more tires…they are not wearing properly. The A/C technician was only on the clock until five, so I had to skip a possible A/C repair. At least it was nice weather to drive with the windows down! I finally reached Wal-Mart around ten. I’m glad to be out of the flood…I’m sorry for those who are still in it and lost all their belongings. ETB
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