We were lazy this morning and took our time leaving Branson. We were heading for El Reno, OK and it wasn't that far. We stopped for the last of the "cheap" diesel fuel at the FlyingJ in Joplin, Mo and paid $3.80/gallon. I see where Doug & Gloria are paying in the +$4.00/gal region out in Nevada and points west.
We had a relatively easy drive here and took the Oklahoma Turnpikes on I-44. All together it cost $19.50 for turnpike charges and it was worth it to avoid the side roads. It was overcast and cool so that was an extra bonus.
I-40 west of Oklahoma City is a terrible road and almost shook the motor home into little pieces. I had to slow down to 50mph to keep it from demolishing the motor home. Once we got past Yukon heading west, the road was smoother and in much better shape. The campground in El Reno was full so we continued on down the road.
We pulled into a KOA at exit 108 for the night. We may stay here two nights and do some geocaching in the area. There are about 77 geocaches in a row on a country road nearby and we hope to pick some of them while we are in the area.
See, not every day is exciting on the road, but we still love to be out on the highways and byways of the U.S.