The scene: Hampton Inn, Kansas City. The travel begins after a month of Trixi cleaning her house (and leaving nothing but 2 full cat boxes behind) and getting things crazily in order on both ends. We started drinking at 6 am, having a beer at every single rest stop -- shit, I'm KIDDING, people, sheesh. Actually we're just enjoying a well-deserved moment's peace in our delightful SMOKING ROOM (you can smoke here. You can smoke here. You can smoke here.) listening to the INSANELY POUNDING rain outside. Yes, we soaked in the hot tub. Yes, we enjoyed sandwiches at Bob Evans -- sadly, the restaurant, not the home of the Paramount mogul.
Note: The Twin Bing is the best candy bar ever. If you've driven through Iowa and missed it, GO BACK AND HAVE ONE.
Other note: Kum and Go realizes the humor behind their name.