FIELDS TRIP
Trip Summaries
(Days 1-3; Oklahoma City to Grand Rapids)

DAY ONE SUMMARY

This was a cloudy day of driving. It even rained from McPherson, Kansas, to the Kansas-Nebraska border. The weather became cooler and windier as the day progressed. It was a good thing that I brought my jacket! I also got to see the new Southern Terminal toll plaza of the Kansas Turnpike. After arriving in Omaha and getting everything set up, I left again, this time to attend a minor league baseball game between the Oklahoma Redhawks and the Omaha Royals. Unfortunately, the Royals won the game 5-1, and I was the only fan there who was cheering for the Redhawks. Otherwise, it was an uneventful day.

Day One Trip Log:
Departed Oklahoma City, OK: 8:30 AM; mile 27,530
Murphy USA (Oklahoma City, OK) - Gas - 8:35 AM; mile 27,531
Belle Plaine Service Area (Belle Plaine, KS) - Break - 10:56 AM; mile 27,678
Braum's (Newton, KS) - Lunch - 11:49 AM-12:12 PM; mile 27,727
Phillips 66 (Concordia, KS) - Break - 1:55 PM; mile 27,842
Phillips 66 (Hebron, NE) - Gas - 2:43 PM; mile 27,888
Rest Area (Milford, NE) - Break - 3:58 PM; mile 27,964
Arrived Motel 6 (Omaha, NE) - 5:00 PM; mile 28,030
Departed Motel 6 - 5:49 PM; mile 28,030
Arrive Rosenblatt Stadium (Omaha, NE) - Baseball Game - 6:07 PM; mile 28,042
Departed Rosenblatt Stadium - 10:15 PM; mile 28,042
Arrive Motel 6 - 10:34 PM; mile 28,054

DAY TWO SUMMARY

This day was perfect for roadtripping. With temperatures in the low 60s and not a cloud in the sky for almost the entire day, it was a beautiful day to see a lot of fields. I visited the Field of Dreams on this day. It started out slowly, as I made several stops in the first hour to pick up official state maps and to eat breakfast. I finally arrived in Davenport just before 6, quickly got things settled at the hotel, and then went to another baseball game. This time, I saw the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Quad City River Bandits 7-3 in Davenport, Iowa.

Day Two Trip Log:
Departed Motel 6 (Omaha, NE) - 8:43 AM; mile 28,054
Tourist Information Center (Omaha, NE) - 9:00 AM; mile 28,065
Iowa Welcome Center (Council Bluffs, IA) - 9:10 AM; mile 28,070
McDonald's (Council Bluffs, IA) - Breakfast - 9:19-9:31 AM; mile 28,073
Casey's General Store (Altoona, IA) - Gas - 11:51 AM; mile 28,219
Hardee's (Grinnell, IA) - Lunch - 12:38-1:00 PM; mile 28,263
Field of Dreams (Dyersville, IA) - 3:53-4:04 PM; mile 28,453
Arrived Motel 6 (Davenport, IA) - 5:48 PM; mile 28,553
Departed Motel 6 - 6:20 PM; mile 28,553
John O'Donnell Stadium (Davenport, IA) - Baseball Game - 6:39 PM-10:02 PM; mile 28,565
Arrived Motel 6 - 10:24 PM; mile 28,578

DAY THREE SUMMARY

It was another beautiful day for driving as I made my way to Grand Rapids, Michigan. I saw many different things on this day, from the flatness of the northern Illinois plains to the hustle and bustle of Chicago to the crazy drivers who were, well, everywhere (especially in Chicago and Michigan!). I also entered the Eastern Time Zone on this day. I finally made it to Grand Rapids at about 5:30 Eastern Time.

Day Three Trip Log:
Departed Motel 6 (Davenport, IA) - 9:07 AM; mile 28,578
Hardee's (Davenport, IA) - 9:10-9:31 AM; mile 28,580
Texaco (Davenport, IA) - Gas - 9:33 AM; mile 28,580
Illinois Welcome Center - 9:56 AM; mile 28,595
DeKalb Oasis (DeKalb, IL) - Break - 11:31 AM; mile 28,695
McDonald's (Chicago, IL) - 12:59-1:24 PM; mile 28,769
Indiana Tourist Information Center (Chesterton, IN) - 2:01 PM; mile 28,805
Michigan Welcome Center (New Buffalo, MI) - 3:26 PM EST; mile 28,827
Amoco (Holland, MI) - Gas - 4:44 PM; mile 28,913
Arrived Grand Rapids, MI - 5:29 PM; mile 28,951

Trip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 135 | U.S. 81
Nebraska:
U.S. 81 | Interstate 80

Day Two:
Nebraska:
Interstate 80
Iowa:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 380 | U.S. 20 | IA 136 | U.S. 61

Day Three:
Iowa:
Interstate 80
Illinois:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 88 | Interstate 290 | Interstate 90
Indiana:
Interstate 90 | Interstate 94
Michigan:
Interstate 94 | Interstate 196 | Interstate 96

Day Four:
Michigan:
Interstate 96 | Interstate 75 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 696

Day Five:
Michigan:
M-14 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 69
Indiana:
Interstate 69 | Interstate 465 | Interstate 70
Illinois:
Interstate 70 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 255
Missouri:
Interstate 255 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 44

Day Six:
Missouri:
Interstate 44
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Days 1-3 (Oklahoma City to Grand Rapids)
Days 4-6 (Grand Rapids to Oklahoma City)

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