Saturday, Nov 16/13

Our second driving day is done and we are now at the  Drury Inn in Joplin, MO.

When we left Indy this morning it was 9C (48F) and very damp feeling.  It was over cast until well west of St. Louis and we hit a bit of rain about 100 miles east of Springfield, then the sun came out and it was lovely.  The high today was 19C (68F), sure do love seeing temperatures like that!  The traffic was good and there were no construction hang ups today.

John forgot to put a razor in his travel case so we stopped at a Walmart to get razors and I got a new atlas, the one we had was falling apart so it was time to replace it.  A couple of fuel stops, a lunch stop and stops at rest areas were our only other stops.  Diesel in Indiana and Illinois is very pricey so we stopped in Illinois and got 10 gallons to get us into Missouri, we paid $3.859/gal. there, then filled up in Missouri at $3.499, now that is one heck of a difference!

There was a sunset tonight but certainly not as spectacular as last night.  I took a few pictures with my phone today so will see if I can post them into my blog.

We arrived in Joplin around 5 pm so had time to clean up before going down for kick back.  Tonight's menu was the usual snacks and salad, then chilli, hot dogs, mac and cheese and baked potatoes.  We sat between a couple from Iowa heading for Texas and a couple heading home to St. Louis, so had nice conversations with all of them. Now it is time to relax for the evening.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

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