The idea with a log… or journal, as the case may be …is to do it daily. Well… this last week, I didn’t get to do that.
That said, it’s also worth noting that when time is short – it’s better to gather up the events and like a beautiful bunch of fragrant wild flowers, arrange them all together, in the vase, to enjoy. And so… this post is a gathering together of the events of the last few days.
This last week we were highlighted to Joplin. Jai had to handle a nagging problem created by the Missouri DMV, supposedly fixed by the Missouri DMV last year, which (as it turns out) was never fixed by the Missouri DMV. Essentially, Jai’s medical card was entered into their system incorrectly, causing them to think it had expired. Which was of course, not so. And it needed to be fixed.
We highlighted to Joplin, planning to be there 24 hours to get this and a few other bits of business, done.
We arrived in Joplin on Tuesday afternoon.
By 11:30pm CDT, the truck was taken into the Tractor Shop for a few repairs.
After the list of needed repairs was gathered, we were sent to a hotel for the night (2 actually).
Jai had been asleep almost a full 7 hours by the time the truck went into the shop, which was a gift. The last time we were in the shop in Salt Lake City, he was up nearly 24 hours. There as nowhere to lay down. That is perhaps one of the toughest things about “team driving”…. when you go into a shop, one of the team drivers is going to get kicked out of the truck due to insurance considerations by the shop and have nowhere to get those much needed zzzzzz’s.
When we arrived at the La Quinta Inn, where we were told a reservation had been made – it turned out there was no reservation and no rooms available.
From there, we were sent to the Day’s Inn two blocks east. They had rooms.
I’ve been to Day’s Inn’s in the past and upon hearing we were going to staying at one, was less than thrilled. However! This one was lovely. The people were lovely but the hotel itself was clean, beautifully decorated with some very nice amenities i.e., an outdoor patio. Loved it.
I’m not a big fan of hotels in the first place. Much prefer my own bed, with tea pot, pans, fridge etc., but when it comes to it and there are now options, it’s nice to know the Joplin Day’s Inn is such a nice place to stay! (when in Joplin of course!)