|Didn't sleep too well - too excited? Left about 9ish, traveled to Joplin, Missouri, stayed at Days Inn. I drove for about 1hr30m following lunch at a none-too-clean Wendy's. Colin is still not a good passenger - has to fiddle with anything and everything but did eventually settle down and even closed his eyes for a few minutes. Dinner at Outback Steakhouse - cold beer, fresh bread,tender steak,baked sweet potato- yummy! I've never been there before but I can't wait to go back. Hotel very close by - smallish room, king-sized bed, microwave, coffee-maker and fridge.