Leading up to the weekend I cleverly lost a lot of sleep, so Friday morning I was completely exhausted and in top shape for my easy drive. Thankfully MO DOT cooperated and gave me a few unplanned rest stops in the middle of the highway. After the traffic came the rain, then more traffic, then more rain. Actually I think I slept through some of it. It seems to me that I remember leaving St. Louis then driving into Joplin. I don't remember the middle part.

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