What a long day!
We got away at 5:40 this morning, and drove with only occasional stops until 8:20 p.m. We are in Missouri, just across the river (15 miles) from Cairo. No, not THAT Cairo. Not the one on the Nile. The one in Illinois, on the Mississippi River.
Only 365 miles to go tomorrow. So far no significant weather or near-miss traffic events. Just mile after mile after mile...
We've eaten and showered. I'm going to bed. Tomorrow... CHICAGO!!
(Thanks to all for your good wishes!)