DAY 5: The day started out early when Katie and I went to breakfast together at a nearby place called the Upper Crust. It was a chance for me to talk with her a bit about how she is coping with her illness. She is coping but it's hard. After breakfast, Rob took Ellen and me to the Enterprise Rent-a-car office to rent a Toyota Corolla while in Columbia so we could be free to get around on our own. I didn't mention that it is COLD, SNOWY and WINDY in Columbia. They had gotten two big snow storms last week that haven't melted yet. It's like Vermont!
|Our rental car in snow in front of Shay house|
|Mizzou-Arkansas game at Arena|
It was not a pretty game - Mizzou started out all arms and legs, turning over the ball again and again. But Arkansas could never capitalize on the turnovers. Mizzou's defensive rebounding was good. Arkansas was ahead 7-6 early, but then Mizzou went ahead and never looked back. Mizzou won 93-63, so it wasn't exactly an exciting game, but it was a lot of fun and everything I had hoped for as a total experience.
|Mizzou Free Throw time|
|Laurence Bowers (Mizzou) making a shot - not my photo!|