Driving to Missouri

I am heading out to drive to Missouri shortly for my cousin’s funeral.  I’m staying at a local motel, as all my family members have already claimed the spare bedrooms.  I took a little while to work everything out, but am getting a halfway decent rate for such a short-notice reservation in a small town.

The biggest rule for driving to Missouri has always been to fill up before crossing the Illinois state line.  They must have high gasoline tax there, because as long as I can remember gas prices have been at least a dime per gallon higher than the surrounding states.

The Pizza Taxi is ready for a highway trip, as I put new tires on it in February and had its oil changed ten days ago (along with the mechanics’ check-up).  It has been a little while since I have taken it on a highway trip, so it should be interesting to see how it does on gas mileage.

I thought about loading up the cooler with some munchies and road eats, then started to think it might affect my weight ratio since the car is so small and lightweight.

While I’m gone, I have a few guest posts that will run for your reading pleasure.  Be sure to check them out, and big public thank you to the guys for pitching in and helping on short notice.  I’ll be back sometime Thursday night, and probably blogging again for Friday.