I’m finally on my U2 360 Tour road trip across America that I have been planning for over a year! I’m sitting in my hotel room in Independence, Missouri right outside Kansas City with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. Elvis is a little anxious as usual, and Cilla is relaxed as usual. I’m somewhere in between.
We left Memphis at 9:45 this morning and 455 miles later we arrived in Independence, Missouri at 5:55pm after stopping just once. Along the way we saw flooding rivers, Bono Arkansas, a lot of construction and small towns. Luckily it is Saturday, so even with the construction there was no traffic. For about an hour in Arkansas, we drove through many small towns with ‘filling stations’ and ‘population 450.’ When we stopped halfway, it was freezing and windy and cloudy and 52 degrees! A big difference from the 90 degrees in had been in Memphis this past week.
I have decided that along with reporting on the U2 360 Tour across America and all the sights I’ll see along the way, I’m going to sample local pizza in each city. Pizza is my most favorite food. So here in Kansas City, I ordered pizza from Minsky’s which boasts ‘Kansas City’s Best Pizza since 1976.’ I ordered an extra cheese pizza, which is what I always order. It was a little pricey for a 14 inch pizza – $20 with delivery charge. It was good, not great, but good and very cheesy - which is important.
Now I’m going to enjoy the rest of my pizza and watch my favorite James Dean in East of Eden. Hopefully I’ll get some good sleep tonight because I’m leaving at 8am tomorrow to meet my mom and aunt in Omaha at 11am. Hopefully more people will wave to me as they drive past me on the road like they did today!
Please watch my short video of Day 1 of U2360USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqbfaje35p8