We slept in a bit longer than anticipated because the curtains in the hotel room blocked the sunlight from coming in deceiving my internal clock. We didn’t get going until 10:30 am and missed our free continental breakfast. We grabbed a couple of danishes at a gas station and set out for the long drive across Kansas. Our route took us diagonally across the state. Last night’s rain and wind continued throughout the entire day making for a pretty shitty day and putting both of us in poopy moods.
We were too grumpy to really talk to each other, so we began listening to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, an audio book Eric’s parents referred to us. The day dragged by with no cool scenery to look at and no neat attractions to stop at.
By about 4:30 or 5pm I was more than ready to stop driving and settle into a nice warm bed. We found a hotel about 100 miles west of Kansas City. The day had been so dumpy that we just decided to get beer and ice cream and hole up in our room. We watched Man vs. Food all night until we just couldn’t take it anymore. We had to go and get some delicious Arby’s roast beef. We woofed it down and promptly passed out.