There was no big hurry to leave, so I had a leisurely breakfast of croissant and tea in the lounge. I’d packed last night so I was all ready. We left around 11.30am to drive back to Chicago, with much less luggage than the way in. Had lunch at Cracker Barrel (trout, broccoli, beans, okra for me). Not a lot of traffic or construction so the going was smooth.
Stopped overnight at Sikeston, having driven around 540 miles over around 8hrs. The nice desk person at the Best Western recommended a local pizza place so we got a sausage & mushroom pizza plus cheesy bread. The cheesy bread was really good; the pizza was okay. Read a bit then went to bed. Nice to be on the way with no slides to work on, no flat tires, no bad weather.