Dolly and I were up by 7:30 and we had a little breakfast and packed the last of everything and by 9:15 I was on the road.
First stop was in McLean at the Dixie 66 Truck Stop and I filled up with diesel.
Not completely. The pump stopped at $100 and I just left it at that.
All went smoothly until we got to St Louis
and I again missed the turnoff to I44. Went down the first off ramp and it happened to be the Busch Stadium exit so got a picture and soon saw a sign to get back on I44 West and away we went.
Stopped outside of St Louis and again filled the tank to $100 and we were off crossing the state of Missouri.
I had forgotten how hilly it is in the southern Missouri area. We went up and down all afternoon. The sky was bright blue without a cloud anywhere. The temperature got to the low 50s with little wind so it was a beautiful day for driving. The only problem is there is a lot of traffic today. Everyone was moving along so not a real problem.
About 25 miles from my stop for the night, I saw a truck on the side of the road with a flashing sign saying the traffic would stop ahead so prepare to stop and sure enough about a mile further brake lights were on and everyone was slowing to a stop. Luckily I stopped right at an exit and the trucks behind me were taking the exit. I followed. Glad I did. We took a highway along the interstate and soon I saw the problem. There was a semi jack-knifed off the side of the highway and the traffic was one lane.
Arrived at the Route 66 rest area at 3:30. Yuma and I took a walk in the rest area. It is made up to look like a miniature town along route 66. This is a nice place to stop or stay the night. Very large parking area.
Called Dolly to let her know we were shut down for the night and soon Yuma and I were having dinner and getting ready to rest for the evening. Nice and quiet here while I'm doing my blog for the evening.
Route for the day. Took 6 hours and 15 minutes to travel 343 miles.