Made it safely to Branson around 9 p.m.; a solid 10-hour drive (with three stops) from Mitchell. It rained almost the entire drive, and was a very slushy, snow-like substance for awhile. Hit Kansas City around rush hour (and totally missed 435, which takes you around downtown KC), but even that wasn't too bad. Passed by some interesting towns (Peculiar, Humanville? and Amazonian were my favorite) and saw some interesting scenery through the rain and fog.
I've already eaten at Steak and Shake in Branson, which is absolutely delicious. Their burgers are awesome and their cookies and cream milkshake rivals that of Chik-fil-A, which makes amazing milk shakes. Most everything was closed by the time we got to town, but we've already got a small agenda while in town.
Speaking of agendas... tomorrow we're going to watch Briar Cliff and Black Hills State play for awhile. DWU is practicing at one of Branson's new rec centers, which I might go watch, and the Champions of Character banquet is tomorrow. Sioux Falls also plays Ozarks tomorrow, which should be a great game. I've heard Ozarks absolutely packs the gym for their games, which would be fun to see.
Our Tiger squad seems to be in good spirits. Everyone's having a good time, and coach Murphy said practices have been good so far. I think he's very excited to be back here after being out of basketball for two seasons.
More tomorrow. Be sure to watch DWU Athletics Twitter as I'll be posting there quite regularly. Should be a fun couple of days. Who ya rootin' for?