Our plan to go to Springfield, Missouri made an abrupt halt when the bridge crossing the Mississsippi River west of Paducah was under construction and wouldnt allow us to cross. We had to backtrack wich lost us an hour, then head north and cross in St. Louis. On the plus side, Ralph has been wanting to see the Gateway Arch. He would have loved to go up to the top, but we didn't have time to stop. It was fun watching the kids get so excited when we passed by.
Sadly, that means we had to bypass Springfield and didn't get to see my Aunt Linda and Uncle Ken. It was very disappointing, we were all really looking forward to visiting with them. :-(