This year, the weather didn't look too bad when I left Lawrence for St. Louis. I still contemplated leaving by noon instead of staying for closing ceremonies this time. Leaving by noon gave me a good 5-6 hours of daylight for a 4+ hour drive.
Well, as luck (or something) would have it, the weather turned. I left St Louis a little after noon under partly cloudy skies and was being rained on about two hours out of Lawrence.
Another bit of history. I craved Waffle House waffles this whole weekend starting when I passed the Waffle House in Bonner Springs. I was just never really hungry enough this weekend to brave the cold and the unfamiliar town. So, I promised myself that I would have Waffle House for dinner in Bonner Springs on my home.
So, it's raining when I get to Bonner Springs. It was snow mixed with rain by the time I left Waffle House.
It was rain mixed with little balls of ice by the time I got to the East Lawrence exit from the Turnpike.
It was purely little balls of ice by the time I reached home.
I am VERY glad I didn't stay longer.
I also hope my KC friends, that stayed longer than I, get home safe.