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About to head on towards Kansas City.

Dinner

Stopped here for the night on my way to Kansas City.

Picking up the next load here.

Ate lunch here. Good food, reasonable price, friendly people.

Waiting for uploading appointment.

Stopped for a quick break.

Filling trailer up with fuel before heading on towards Corinne, Utha.

Stopped for the night here. The sun is going down, air cooled off, enjoying my $15 bag chair.

Eating lunch and taking my break here.

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