four years ago today [2012.11.11]
i woke up in the rain just west of the missouri border and headed in to explore a green spot on the map before heading south to the ozarks in arkansas on the not so direct route to oklahoma where i would spend the night. i stopped briefly at a park in the green area in missouri where it was really windy before continuing along the drive. i was surprised with steep hills in arkansas where i also encountered a lot of rain again. south of the ozarks, i hopped on the interstate west toward oklahoma and took a road down to a couple of green spots on the map. i found a wide area to the side of the road at one of the green spots where i decided to stop and spend the night. just after i got settled into the camper, i saw flashing lights behind my truck. i didn't really want to deal with being told i couldn't stay there or anything.. luckily they must've been pulling over another car as they left after a little while and didn't bother me. this is one of the times where i would've preferred to be in a large white van as it'd be less obvious than a camper (and i wouldn't have had to go out in the wet or cold morning either), though i'm grateful for being able to sleep in so many places undisturbed on my journey.