This morning we checked out of our motel in Independence, Missouri at the end of a two night stay. Our next stop is the St. Louis metro area. We’d drive east on I-70 for almost 4 hours to get from Kansas City to St. Louis.
Our first stop in the St. Louis metro area is not in the state of Missouri. Before we settle in at St. Louis, we’re heading across the Mississippi River to make a stop in Hartford, Illinois.