Today was the first real day to head west toward our destination in California. It took awhile to finish packing and loading and covering the small trailer that we're pulling, so we didn't get on the road until 11 AM.
We headed from the Ozarks up diagonally north west across the state, aiming for somewhere in the middle of Nebraska.
We made it through the capitol of Missouri, Jefferson City, just fine. I had made us a lunch but didn't pack it well--part was in the cooler, part in another box, Jojo's food in a separate bag... It was super hot and we didn't want to stop and melt while we fished out our lunch, so we decided to stop at Taco Bell in Columbia.
That's when our car overheated! Thankfully we were about a block away from a shop, so we pulled in. They agreed to look at our car and we went across the street to Taco Bell.
The news after lunch wasn't good. We needed a new fan gear something-or-other which would cost $600 and take 3 hours to install. Did I mention it was well over 100 degrees?
There was a Burger King about a block away, so we walked over there to have somewhere for the boys to play. They had a lot of fun, even though the play area's AC was down.
Oh look! A barn! I managed to snap several barn pictures today, even from the passenger seat of a car headed down the highway!
I know it's summer, but seriously, it was so so hot! Here I caught the time and temp for posterity:
106* at 6:01 PM. Or, at 6:01 it was 106*.
He's a very basic map of our progress so far: