Due to unforeseen circumstances, we took an alternate route back from Des Moines which forced us to finish our journey on Highway 65 rather than Highway 13. This was one of the most harrowing trips I’ve ever taken. First, I hate to drive. Second, I hate long car trips. Third, when I’m done with my weekend I want to go home. All of these things came in to play when we met my cousin and his family at Marshall corners in Marshall, MO at the corner of I-70 and 65. While I may sound straightforward that we would get on 65 and go South to Springfield, it must be noted that the “highway” is mainly two lanes and it cuts through the center of every single town, speck and burb on the way forcing the drivers to slow down to 35-45 miles per hour. It’s bad enough that the regular highway limit is 60, but slowing down every 10 miles makes it worse. Forget passing as the road is curvy and hilly. Oh, and I was driving my mom’s car which does not have a CD player so I’m forced to try and pick up random radio stations along the way. So my journey of 133 miles took about 2 1/2 hours without stopping. Needless to say, I’m worn out.