13-Mar-2001 -- We left Kansas City about 9:45am on March 13th. We headed northwest on I-29 for about a 70 mile one-way trip to the confluence of N40 W95. After exiting I-29 we took an outer road that had a sign that said "dead end" but the map showed it going through so we took it anyway. After driving about 1.5 miles on a muddy road and through a couple of cattle guards we realized why the sign said dead-end. The bridge over a river was out and being rebuilt. We were less than one mile from the confluence but on the wrong side of the river. We retraced our route and came from the north and stopped at the bridge work from the confluence side of the river. We parked the car and walked about a mile through mud and corn fields to the confluence right in the middle of a corn field.
We met some very friendly hound dogs during our walk and the wind was blowning about 30 to 40 mph in our face but luckily the temperature was about 50 degrees so it was not too cold.
We reached the confluence about noon March 13th.