I made the drive from Wichita in just under 10 hours yesterday. My trip odometer said that the trip was just about 1300 miles from Chicago. The weather was dull and dreary for most of the way. I hit rain while driving through Kansas City which sucked a lot. I enjoyed taking the slower roads as long as traffic was light. I once again *facepawed* as I drove through tiny towns that felt like they really needed stop lights to manage the huge volume of cars of the 1000 or so residents. Didn't see too many popo. I really like US 54 since it parallels the UP main line. Spoo! So now it's back to work!