Finally! A dry night!
It was too good to last though and at around 7:00 in the morning the sky opened up. It’s a lot of fun packing up a motocycle in pouring rain.
And as it was time to leave I hooked up with a group of 7 bikes heading for Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois and hit the road. It was a good thing that I got that extra rain gear because we rode through driving rain from the campsite to almost Des Moines, Iowa. After that we got ahead of the rain and had it chasing us the rest of the way across the state. Somewhere between Kansas City and Des Moines I rolled over 40,000 miles on the odometer. The first two members of our group peeled off at Des Moines leaving the five of us to ride the rest of the way. I parted company with them in Davenport, Iowa and continued on down I-74 to Peoria.
I finally got in just before 6:00 PM. This is rest stop two in the trip.