4th of July

St. Louis ArchWe crossed the Mississippi at St. Louis in the morning. Missouri came and went. 

A major thunderstorm blew across I-70 just west of Kansas City. I pulled off the road for awhile because the fastest speed on the wipers couldn’t clear the windshield. You can see a long way in Kansas. But there’s not much to see. Driving is easy. Cruise control, no hills. Steady wheel, straight ahead.

REO SpeedwagonThe trip odometer hit 900 at Junction City–time to stop. REO Speedwagon played at the local festival. The lead singer said they had just returned from their European tour. Most of the crowd was military from Fort Riley. He told the crowd the USA was the best country in the world.

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