I want to write a little about my acccommodations. I would say that the Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia ranks at the very top. It is an historic landmark building. It is a family owned property including a handfull of vintage properties in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. It is immaculate. The Queen cost $75 per night! And, yes, there is high speed internet! There is a good restaurant on the property where I ate dinner.
Sedalia is not far from Springfield, Missouri. It is a town with a lovely well preserved downtown. I liked being there a lot!
Sedalia is the home of Scott Joplin
In general, my accommodations have been pedestrian. If I could, I’d stay in small town hotels, but they rarely survive and one is reduced to the usual roadside inns some better than others. I’m in one of them tonight in Neosho, Missouri.