This morning we checked out of our motel in Burlington, Iowa and made the long drive to the Kansas City metro area. We were headed to Independence, Missouri, which is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. We’re spending Independence Day in Independence, Missouri.

The first part of today’s long drive was the westward journey across the state of Iowa. Then we had about 90 more minutes on the road to reach the Kansas City metro area. We arrived in Independence, Missouri at approximately 2 PM.