Day 10 - Kansas
|Sunday, November 26, 2017: Another day, another McDonald's.
|We were on the road before 7:00 AM, so we got to see the Kansas sunrise.
|We passed Fort Riley at dawn.
|We crossed the Kansas River near Lawrence, ...
|... and again as we drove through Kansas City.
|Through the magic of the state border sign, we passed from Kansas City, Kansas into Kansas City, Missouri.
|Here's the Broadway Bridge on the Missouri side.
|Here's the home of the Kansas City Royals, 2015 World Champions. The sign clued us in.
|Near Columbia, it was time to cross the wide Missouri River.
|It's not very wide here bit it is pretty.
|We gave in to the constant McRib marketing and decided to have them for the first time in pretty much forever. Lesson learned: barbecue sauce on the road is not a great lunch choice.
|We made it across the great state of Missouri and crossed the Mississippi River.
|We opted not to drive through downtown St. Louis, but we did get a brief glimpse of the Arch off in the distance.
|Yep, another river, another state line smack in the middle of it.
|Missouri has oil pumps too. Such a shame we hadn't photographed one in Kansas.
|Giant cross - we must be in Effingham. A highway sign told us that it has a name - Cross at the Crossing. Clever.
|The tiny people in this photo give you a sense of scale.
|Speaking of crossroads, we were finally back in our home state by 4:30.
|In our absence, the roundabout near our home had been completed, so we enjoyed our first drive around it.
Before turning off the van, we recorded the mileage. We started out around 17,000 miles, so we had driven over 4,300 miles in nine days.
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