We've been doing lot of road-tripping lately, most recently to Kansas City for the final, must-anticipated and glorious marital uniting of two of my very favorite people. I'd say we perfected this drive between Chicago and KC by taking route US-54. (Which, if we're so inclined, will take us all the way down to El Paso... Noted.) Driving through the night, we passed illuminated drive-in theaters, judged rural bars by their neons, and marveled at the lights of power plants reflecting on the Mississippi. While in town, we stopped to pick-up a running—yes, running—motorcycle, and Sean earned himself some nice biker bangle tan lines on the long drive back home. And somehow found time to enjoy some K-9 company at the dog beach.