Day 2, 5/31/15

 

Day #2, 5/31/15

Weather:  temperature 70, rain and windy all day

After having breakfast in the RV, we left the rest area in Harrisville, Pa. at 9:30 am.  Our plan was to drive through the day with only one planned stop and that would be the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.  However, by 1 pm we had to pull into a service area in Clyde, Ohio because of the rain that was coming down so heavily that visibility was dangerously low.  In addition, the wind gusts had increased.

We used this time to make lunch and add DEF to the emission system.  By 3 pm, we were back on the road continuing west on Rt. 80.  At 6:45 we reached ND.  We did have enough time to visit the Basilica and make a quick stop at the book store.  The campus has continued to be enlarged since our last visit for a football game about eight years ago.  We had a quick dinner in the RV and then left to continue our westward movement on Rt. 80.

Our final destination was at a Walmart store just northwest of Chicago, N43° 2’ 22”  W89°  22’ 50”, elevation 880 ft.  We did some shopping for additional food and then remained parked in their lot for the rest of the night.  Although this was a rough day for traveling, we did get to visit ND and put more distance behind us and closer to Alaska.

G & P

Gail in front of Sacred Heart Basilica at ND
Gail in front of Sacred Heart Basilica at ND
Golden Dome in background.
Golden Dome in background.