July 27th. It takes about 1 3/4 days of super slab to get there from here in south central Missouri. I'm feeling a little down about the trip, as I'll be leaving my "navigator" at home for this trip. We have had plans for this trip for a couple of months, and my wife was just informed that, due to increasing traffic in the surgery dept. where she works, all vacations are postponed until they get a few more nurses hired. After a couple days of bitching about the situation(I don't blame her), she insisted that I go ahead and get my long ride in for this summer so she wouldn't have to put up with ME bitching the rest of the year. Haven't took a long solo trip since the summer of 1999 when I was single, so I guess I'll have plenty of time to reflect on how lucky I am to have a gal like her. I'll be coming home via the more relaxed route(2 lane to within 30 miles from home). Maybe I'll have a couple posts to make on the Spotted thread.