However, the long cut is our favorite. We do love the two lanes.  For this trip,  Dad made us some window shields out of plastic pallet dividers to keep the sun out.  Mom said it was time to retire the maps.


We spent the morning dodging storms so we didn’t take as scenic a route to head north as previously planned.


Baxter Springs, KS Route 66

Baxter Springs, Kansas is one of our favorite Route 66 towns.

Baxter Springs, KS Route 66

Cameron, Iowa

We stopped in Cameron, Missouri for dinner before reaching Des Moines, Iowa, our first overnight.  That’s a 9 hour day on the road.  We are excellent travel dogs, Mom said. Bark at you tomorrow. ~ Indy and Lucy