Monday, January 8, 2024

Travel Day 2 - Heading Back to Texas

Monday - We got an early-ish start this morning to try and beat the snow. We were fine for most of the day. We passed through St. Louis just a bit after 11am. Several hours later, we ran into rain which turned into sleet and very slippery roads. We pulled over in Lebanon, MO, at a pet friendly hotel (Super 8). Four cars in the ditch was enough to convince me. Hopefully, the roads will be better tomorrow…

The back end of the Jeep was sliding whenever we went through slush. The stock A/S tires currently have about 50K on them between driving and being towed. They need replacement sooner rather than later. 

This is the forecast for 12pm. It looks pretty good for tomorrow. 


  1. Yep, good call in stopping....icy conditions are not to be taken lightly, 4x4 or not....I feel better when we put the snow tires on Martha's car in the winter.

    1. The desk clerk said that eight people were dropped off that night by tow trucks after accidents. Easy enough to stop as we didn’t “have” to be anywhere.