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I knew the weather was going to be interesting when the Weather Channel was calling it the “Arctic Blast”. Started the morning at 40 degrees, but within 45 minutes it had dropped to the lower 30s and the wind was blowing so hard that some hanging stoplights were being pushed so that they were at a 45 degree angle. Needless to say that the wind bounced my car around. It was overcast until Louisville, KY, that is when it cleared up and the temperatures leveled off in the lower 20s.
It was worth going this far north to see Brian, an old friend from high school who now lives near St. Louis. We caught up on old times and see who remembered who. It was a lot of fun to see Brian and his family.
Tomorrow is the long day. I plan to get through St. Louis before the morning rush hour and will have the most miles to drive of any leg of the trip. Looks like the weather will not cooperate either. Hopefully the “wintery mix” will not be too bad, but I expect rain the whole way tomorrow. At least it will be warmer by the end of the leg.
Started: Barboursville, WV
Finished: Glen Carbon, IL
States Traveled Through: Kentucky, Indiana
Miles Driven: 463
Drive Time: 8:15am EST to 3:00pm CST (7.75 hours)