Rock Port, Missouri: Population 1,318

This afternoon, Dave and I took a work break and drove around Rock Port, Missouri. It was absolutely gorgeous outside, and the wind turbines were gently… generating power. As it turns out, Rock Port was the first city in the United States to be 100% wind-powered! How ’bout that?

Wind Farm

This is an agricultural area and everywhere you look there is land being farmed.

Fields

No small town is complete without a General Store.

General Store

And as many folks know, small towns come with (many) small churches.

Church

Every time we explore I spend part of that time with the camera down. I like to just take things as they come and experience being in the place where I am in that moment. I didn’t realize that my camera-free time was when we were in Nebraska! Oops!

While in Nebraska we saw the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station, which made us immediately wonder about the flood that occurred here in 2011 and what happened to the Nuclear power plant. You can read about that here. Dave thinks Nuclear power plants are interesting, as for me, they make me nervous.

That covers it for Rock Port! We reach a new location tomorrow. Cheerio!

Long Day, Short Night: At Rock Port, Missouri

We are in for the night, currently in Rock Port, Missouri. Today’s driving time ended up being close to 4 hours, which is much longer than we would normally go in a day, but it made sense for today. We took a break for lunch, later needed a fuel stop and some DEF, then yet another quick rest break and finally – we are in for the night. Somehow our time on the road clocked in at close to six hours, not including departure/setup times. Travel days are long days no matter how you slice it!

Home

Even after a long day, it was really nice to walk around and take photos once we got here.

Dave

And it’s always fun to watch Frodo explore a new area. This dog was meant to travel, he’s having the time of his life!

Frodo

Tomorrow we plan to check out the area where we are and see if we can get a taste of life here. From the little I’ve seen, it looks like a neat place!

RV Park

We’re in for a cold night, so send some warm thoughts our way!