About 7 hours of driving from Gettysburg headed to St. Louis, MO where our hotel with a view of the Gateway Arch was waiting my blood ran cold when Zoe asked, "Where's Eeyore?" My mind instantly flashed back to earlier that morning and packing up Zoe's suitcase. I had not put in Eeyore. Oh. my. God. Zoe has had Eeyore since her first Christmas. She cannot face bedtime without him.
"Do you remember packing Eeyore?" I asked Rob, hoping against hope.
"No," he said looking at me and we both knew we were in trouble.
Rob pulled over at the next exit and checked the suitcases just in case. Nope, no Eeyore. I quickly found the receipt from the hotel and asked Rob to call them while I broke the news. It did not go over well. And that is an enormous understatement. By some miracle the hotel had Eeyore and they were willing to Fed-Ex him to us in Dallas, but still that did not fully help. What was Zoe going to do tonight?? I decided we'd have to find a Wal-Mart and get some kind of replacement.
So, another stop top shop at Wal-Mart (not hard to find in KY), then dinner, and by the time we got back in the car the GPS said it would be 3AM before we arrived in St. Louis. I immediately knew that was not going to happen. So, we re-programmed the GPS to head right for Dallas, drove a couple more hours and ended up spending the night in Horse Cave, KY otherwise knows as Somewhere, KY.
SXSW Tour: Day 3
Destination: Dallas, TX
Expected travel time: 12 hours
Sights: Only what we can see from the car. We just want to get there and minimize the detours.
Will hopefully report in next from Dallas!