This drive is becoming a common occurrence like road trips to L.A. Heck, I made this drive with my sis back in May. So here I am in Joplin MO in the same ol' motel after having a tasty dinner at the same ol' Steak and Shake. I'm also enjoying my usual 40. It's been a long time since I actually thought about the distance I cover this first day. My trip odometer says 750. Dang! No wonder I'm tired! I remember a time when I thought 500 miles was an impressive feat. At least it will be an easy day tomorrow and I can get my drink on with silent_o.