We headed out in the evening of July 3 about 7pm and drove through the night--well, Dave did, mostly. Dan and I drove a little. About noon we arrived in St. Louis where we stopped in to see his sister Patty and her daughter Emily.
Patty with David, Daniel, Julia and Andrea
We continued driving that day (with a 3-hour traffic delay in St. Louis) and stayed in Kansas City that night.
The next morning we went for a swim, loaded up on hats and sunglasses and droved the last couple hours to Cimarron, New Mexico for our exciting adventure.