We are sitting at The Queen Mother's House, waiting for our rental minivan to be delivered to the sales office. Road Mistake Number 1 - I forgot to check the default settings on the Costco car rental search engine. They plan on all pick-ups to happen at noon unless otherwise noted. I did not note.
I think we are in pretty good shape to hit the road within an hour of getting the rental. I will be outfitting the car with a power converter so that the kids can keep a continuous charge on the DS games and the video system that we are hauling along. After getting the creature comforts setup, we will hit the road for Springfield, Missouri by way of McAlester, Oklahoma and Galena, Kansas.
Today's alleged route: