FIELDS TRIP
Trip Summaries
(Days 4-6; Grand Rapids to Oklahoma City)

DAY FOUR SUMMARY

This was yet another sunny day on this roadtrip! It was a very short day, as I drove just 221 miles from Grand Rapids to Northville, Michigan. I also took a side trip into Detroit and got some coverage of Detroit's interstates. Besides that, there was not anything else exciting. Just spending time with relatives was a highlight of this day.

Day Four Trip Log:
Departed Grand Rapids, MI: 10:12 AM; mile 28,951
Arrived Northville, MI: 1:32 AM; mile 29,172

DAY FIVE SUMMARY

This day seemed to go on forever! I drove 586 miles from Northville to the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri. I got caught in a traffic jam west of Detroit for about 45 minutes, and that made the day go even longer! I didn't make too many stops either, because I wanted to make time! Traffic was also a factor considering it was the first day of Memorial Day Weekend. I even ate at a Wendy's on this day, since I hadn't eaten at one in a few weeks! It was cloudy for most of the day, and there were a few sprinkles in a few spots in northern Indiana and southern Michigan, but they weren't enough to make any difference.

Day Five Trip Log:
Departed Northville, MI: 8:46 AM; mile 29,195
Citgo (Jackson, MI) - Gas - 10:20 AM; mile 29,249
Indiana Tourist Information Center (Angola, IN) - Break - 10:46 AM CDT; mile 29,335
Wendy's (Fort Wayne, IN) - Lunch - 11:23-11:50 AM; mile 29,369
Phillips 66 (Marshall, IL) - Gas - 3:16 PM; mile 29,597
Arrive Drury Inn (Fenton, MO) - 6:16 PM; mile 29,781

DAY SIX SUMMARY

Another long day of this roadtrip brought the Fields Trip to a close. It was cloudy for most of the day once again. Rain was in the forecast, and there were showers between Lebanon and Joplin, Missouri (about 130 miles). The clouds gave way to sunshine in Oklahoma, and the temperatures warmed up into the 80s. I had a couple interesting moments on this day, but otherwise, it was an uneventful end to the Fields Trip.

Day Six Trip Log:
Departed Drury Inn (Fenton, MO) - 9:28 AM; mile 29,781
Tourist Information Center (St. James, MO) - 10:48 AM; mile 29,863
Texaco (Lebanon, MO) - Gas - 12:00 PM; mile 29,935
TA Travel Center/Subway (Strafford, MO) - Lunch - 12:52-1:18 PM; mile 29,977
Phillips 66 (Catoosa, OK) - Break - 3:54 PM; mile 30,160
Arrived Home (Oklahoma City, OK) - 5:58 PM; mile 30,293

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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