Casey Takes Route 66, Day 5: Meet Me in St. Louis

With my longest day behind me, the excitement was building: only three days until I’d be reunited with my parents in South Bend, IN. And the stops between Joplin and South Bend were my most exciting yet: St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL.

I got up and was anxious to get to St. Louis, because it would be my only destination where I would be receiving a personalized guided tour, courtesy of my mom’s cousins, Kathy and Karen.

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Casey Takes Route 66, Day 4: The Long Haul

My days up to this point were relatively manageable. A couple hours here and there with plenty of stops to break up the monotony of the open road. But Day 4 was different: 600+ miles from New Mexico, across Texas and Oklahoma and into Missouri. With my gas tank full and my audiobook loaded up onto my phone, I was ready to take on my longest day on the road.

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