Teri – It was much easier when I was younger, now my nerve running through my right leg gets aggravated after about 1 hour of driving and feels like it’s on fire. That’s on a very confortable seat, in the RV the position is such it’s much more comfortable than the car so the RV would have been fantastic for this trip.
Big Matt – Yeah, tallying up the costs between both ways of travelling was tedious but keep in mind it’s not just the fuel costs with the RV, there is the cost of 5 days RV park costs and preparing the RV for that kind of use to ensure it can… wait, lets give the real reason for not taking the RV, for Ronda’s 50th birthday she wants to stay in the Heartbreak Hotel for 5 days, there I said it. I suggested bringing a UV light but Ronda refuses, we’re bringing some bedding just in case but I think most Holiday Inn Expresses are pretty good. We are also staying at my Dad’s for a few days as well, I was hoping to stay in a cabin in the Ozarks , we’ll see how it goes time wise.
Jackie – The price of gas is insane, in Chicago it’s gotten to $5.00 and higher and right now it’s in the mid 4’s. In our town we were at 3.93 last night. We’re stuffing a lot into this trip but figured I have to drive that distance anyway might as well stop at a few places along the way! The last time we were in Hannibal was in 2003. Becky’s house was the only one open because Tom’s house was being worked on, as was a lot of other attractions so we’re hoping to see both houses again as we go through.