For once I woke everybody up in my household this morning. 7 am on the dot. Get up because Santa Claus came last night. We opened presents, dismantled the tree and threw it out in the back yard before 9 am. We were on the road by 10:15 am.
First stop 10:50 am. Hoping the Burger King that was attached to the gas station was open NOPE. Cinnamon rolls and chocolate donuts for breakfast.
Second stop 1 pm. Choctaw Nation gas station and Casino. Gassed up and hoped that they fried up some goodies such as corn dogs, wings, etc. No such luck.
Third stop 2:15 pm. Another gas station. Diaper change and we all used the facilities. Microwaved 2 packages of White Castle burgers to share with the family.
Fourth stop 4:15 pm. We planned a stop 33 miles into Missouri at our friend's parent's house. Stretched and got a ham sandwich to go....on homemade bread too!
Fifth stop 6:45 pm. Had to gas up in some one gas station town. Wanted a Pepsi, but was too afraid to venture inside amongst the locals who had stopped by to smoke and talk about their own Christmas adventures.
Sixth stop 7:30 pm. Rolla Missouri. We stopped at an AWESOME Mobil "On the Run" station. 44 oz. Pepsi. This place was filled with "APU" relatives. Nice college students that were obviously new to the country.
Seventh stop 8:20 pm. Sullivan Missouri at a Jack in the Box to change a diaper and possibly fill my disgruntled 18 month old with a healthy cheeseburger. 25 minute ORDEAL!
Grandmas 9:45pm. About 15 minutes later than my original ETA....thanks to the Jack in the Box misAdventure.
What you can do on Christmas day: buy gas, gamble, stay at a hotel, visit Adult XXX Superstores.
What you can't do: EAT a normal fastfood dinner. You could eat at the numerous Wafflehouses along the way.
Pigs has to be disappointed that my 600 mile trip experienced 7 stops and took 11 1/2 hours. So sad and most of it revolved around finding FOOD!