I was up and on the road by 8:00 this morning as I figured I had about a 7 hour drive to get home and would lose an hour once I crossed from Illinois into Indiana. I was stuck in traffic for a bit in St. Louis, but once I cleared the city limits the highways were pretty good. I could also feel the temperature dropping throughout the day.

Phillips 66 

Finding myself back on I-70 for the final leg of the trip was a great feeling. While this trip has been my first on Route 66, I have driven much of I-70 many times over some thirty years, and its familiarity was reassuring.

I made it back home at 5:00 p.m. Checking my mileage gauge, I saw that I had travelled 4,844 miles since I began my Route 66 odyssey on Thursday, January 7.

Great to be back home safe-and-sound, and to see Beth again.

I’m going to take a day or two and then share some final thoughts regarding my Route 66/Servant-Leadership Journey.

--Larry Spears [Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010]