We don't have quite as far to go this morning but we still planned to leave between 8 and 9. I'm sorry to say that Stella and I got it done but just barely. We pulled out right about 9 and were soon on our way to our next destination, Springfield Illinois.
Stella had asked Doug and Billy, who are both very familiar with the area, for directions and they recommended a route that we took this morning. Although it was a two lane road with no shoulder to pull over onto in case of emergency, the route was very pretty. The road was narrow in a couple of places but we made good time. We made our only stop at a Loves truck stop, soon after getting on I-55. We all ate lunch and the dogs went out and did their business, and it was a good pit stop.
We went through St Louis and saw the Arch again, which is always impressive. We went by Busch stadium but since we are on a trip schedule, we didn't stop. We really didn't have any issues or problems today and were all feeling pretty good when we arrived at the Illinois Fairgrounds, our home for tonight.