Tuesday we decided to go out to Steak 'n Shake for dinner. We "discovered" this fine chain of eating establishments a couple of years ago. We both really like their Frisco Melt. However, after looking at the menu I decided I wanted to try the Wisconsin Buttery Steakburger. It was delicious. Terri went with her usual, the Frisco Melt, and really enjoyed it too. Of course we couldn't go there and pass up the shakes. We both ordered the same thing, a vanilla/dark chocolate side-by-side combo. Boy, were they ever gooood!!
Today we left the campground just after nine. That's the earliest we've ever departed. I even stopped and dumped the tanks. About two and a half hours later we arrived at Griff's Valley View RV Park & Campground near Altoona, just northeast of Des Moines, IA. It's a nice RV park with paved roads. Many of the sites have concrete pads to park your rig on. We have 50 amp full hookups. There's even a pole for my satellite dish. The campground office is located at the "feed store" down the road from the park. The park is conveniently located just outside of Des Moines.
After we got all set up and settled in, we headed out to get Terri's birth certificate and to check out a couple of campgrounds. We went to Terrible's Lakeside Casino Resort RV Park in Osceola, IA. It looks like it would be okay for a night or two. Many of the site pads have cracked concrete, but it does look like they're trying to repair/replace some of the damaged areas. We also stopped in at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in Winterset, IA. We really liked this little campground. It only has about 34 sites, and they were all full or reserved. There's a Newmar rally taking place there this week, so it's a good thing we decided not to go there with the rig this time. However, we'll definitely keep it in mind for a future stop.
Tomorrow we arrive in South Dakota. It'll be a long day of travel -- over five hours.