Katie and I drove from Boulder, CO to Columbia, MO today- a 780-mile trip! We left the Shay house in Boulder at 6am, and arrived at my motel in Columbia at 10pm. A long day, but it went well, we traded off driving each time we stopped for a break, and we had a good time. Gertie (Katie's dog) was very good the whole trip. Weather was fine. Tomorrow she'll pick me up in the a.m. and take me to La Plata, MO for a 9:55a.m. Amtrak train to Chicago. I had a very nice stay with the Shays in Boulder, helped bit with getting settled in from their move, got a sense of what their life will be like in Boulder.
Off to bed!