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Old 06-10-2011, 10:23 AM   #15
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Great information...

What about different routes? Mapquest has me driving I-40 from Flagstaff to OK City and then toll roads north from there. We prefer not to travel the Interstates if we can find other routes that will not take twice as long to get there.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #16
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In Missouri, Hwy 60 is not a bad route to take to Southern Illinois. We take it often between Springfield, MO and Southern Illinois. You can pick it up south of Springfield, MO and it's four-lane across to Illinois. There is some construction in that intersection where you pick up Hwy 60 but it is do-able towing.

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Greetings Richard!

To Nancy's post, I would add that US 160 across Southern Kansas is a pleasant route that I have taken whenever the opportunity has presented itself. (US 160 intersects with US 60 in Springfield, MO.) The one caution that I would make is that there are few commercial or public campgrounds that are advertised along this route through Kansas -- what you will find is that many of the small towns along the route have a few campsites set up in their city parks that can be accessed by checking with the city clerk (overnight rates are generally quite reasonable).

I have utilized the US 160 and US 60 route on several of my trips between Colorado and Illinois, and I enjoy the entire route. I wouldn't, however, recommend the portion of the route that runs through Colorado as it is best for a leisurely tour. Once you reach Kansas, the route is only slightly less efficient than traveling the Interstates, but allows you to experience the small towns of Southern Kansas.

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I would not take 160 in missouri. You can see your tail lights at times on the corners. Like they say pick it up in south Springfield MO. then it is 4 lane, not interstate all the way to I-55/I-57 at Sikeston MO. Some good camp grounds between Willow Springs and Mountain View MO.
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Try 1507 Edgemont BLVD, Perryville, MO
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I am passing all of this data to the navigator who will plotting the course as we travel despite what Mr Garmin has to say.

mbmbstreamer - Stone Sausage Shop looks like a good place stop. This would be on the route if we go to Farmington.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #21
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I am passing all of this data to the navigator who will plotting the course as we travel despite what Mr Garmin has to say.
Mr. Garmin? We seem to have Mrs. Garmin. Or maybe Ms. Garmin. We have named her Esmeralda. Her favorite saying is, "Re-e-e-e-e-calculating. . ."
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Stonies is a great place in P,ville. I went to school with the owner. Try the homemade bologna, it is great. I won't use any bacon except Stonies.
Smoked in apple wood. I do mine in the oven at 350 degree for 25 min. It is really good. Aluminum foil on baking sheet works great.
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Spent the day yesterday getting the trailer ready for the journey. Pulled all of the winter jackets and boots out to make room for summer items. We will be doing an early Father's Day with my daughter and grandson today since we will be on the road next weekend.
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phoenix to du quoin---

via interstate 40 and 44 it is 1,541 miles.........

via US 60....one of my favorite roads....i am making it a project to go coast to coast on it.....it is 1,600 miles.......

of course now one has to drive through eagar, arizona and the fires

and through cairo, Ill....the floods.....

In early may i was traversing US 60 and got stopped at cairo and then went around and picked it up at henderson, ky and got flooded out at the green river.....

one day i will make it coast to coast on US 60
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I crossed the river(s) on Interstate 57 just north of Cairo a couple of weeks ago. Fields were still flooded yet all the roads were clear and open. Some road/bridge construction is occurring just after you cross the river into Illinois. The lanes narrow but I had no trouble in the car. We went through the same construction area towing our 29 ft '74 Ambassador in late March and had no trouble.

At Joplin, the exits off Interstate 44 are open again after the tornado. The area around Exit 11 is just a small glimpse of the devastation. We usually gas up at a Sam's Club at Exit 8 in Joplin.

If by chance you do take Interstate 44 and go through St. Louis/Fenton, MO, don't despair if you see the White Castle torn down at Exit 274. It may be completed by now but it appears that they tore down the old building and are building an even better, newer White Castle. You can stop at Exit 274 and have some sliders and then go across the parking lot for a Krispy Kreme donut or two for dessert. Yum!

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We will be hitting the road in just over 24 hours. One possible route is to catch 54 in Tucumcari, NM and take that across Kansas and into Missouri. That would put us on course for Farmington, MO and the sausage shop. We could then cross the river and head for Du Quoin. Any comments on this route?
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We enjoyed Fort Scott and a Russell Stovers Factory stop on that route. Sounds great.
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We don't leave for a week. We will spend 2 nights near Lynchburg, TN and 2 nights in Land Between The Lakes KY.
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