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Prepping to Travel

This is sort of a funky time to be planning a trip but I am.  I'll be driving with my youngest to Indiana to help her clear out her dorm room.

Today we're packing the usual salty and sweet snacks.  We're making sure all the ice packs are frozen.  But we're also wondering, will any of the rest stops be open along the way?  The DOT website isn't clear on that point.  There's mention that states should keep rest stops open for truckers in order to support the economy, but there's no mention of being open and tended to for citizen travelers.    Will hotels let us use their lobby restrooms?  We're doing a bit of planning just in case things aren't open, but I'd really rather not have to use two car doors and a towel as a toilet stall.

I'm looking forward to the likelihood that we won't encounter any traffic jams.  But what about the speed limit?  Do you think the police will be out in force to catch someone taking advantage of the really ope…

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