The heat index is 105 in St Joseph, MO. I was starting to feel a bit overheated, so I pulled over to explore a Target store (I bought nothing — where would I store it?) and just finished a salad at Chile’s.

I have to say: a large, frosty mug of Diet Coke with a lime is only exceeded by downing three of them. 

Time to get back on the road — unfortunately, I’m headed to St Louis, which has a forecasted heat index of 115 today, the highest in the US. I have a feeling I’ll be stopping a lot today.