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Day 230: End of the Road Trip

Brian likes to drive at night. Brian also happens to like staying up all night. The result: we made it home in time for lunch on Sunday.

The one major highlight of our night trek through Illinois and Iowa was the World's largest truck stop:


It was massive and had a huge selection of equipment for truckers. I was tempted to buy metal flames for the side of my car.

The road trip was seriously fun. Brian and I are considering making it a yearly event. Things we learned on our 1300 mile road trip:

  1. There are a lot of casinos in Missouri. And there are lots of fireworks stores with exciting names like Pyro City. 
  2. Kansas City looks like a lot of fun and we vowed to return. 
  3. We also vowed to return to St. Louis someday if only just to get more food at that restaurant we went to. 
  4. Maid-Rites need to be everywhere. That loose meat is delicious.
  5. Road construction in Illinois is extremely aggravating and brought back all kinds of bad memories from past trips across Illinois.
  6. Mechanics in Iowa are awesome. In fact, everyone we ran into in Iowa was extremely nice.
If you are considering a road trip and have an iPhone, I recommend the Roadtrippers app. The app brought us to the Zombie Burger and the Shaved Duck when we had no idea where to go. 

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