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Saturday I woke up at around 8am and enjoyed the hotel's continental breakfast. Actually I just ate cereal and then kicked myself when I saw that around the corner they had biscuits and gravy that I missed! Brian skipped the breakfast, he didn't want to eat anything before his big competitive eating debut! It was the day of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier in Kansas City, Missouri. We had some time before the contest so we headed off to Lee's Summit to see a restaurant that supposedly had a giant pepper flying a plane on its roof. It did...

Friday morning I woke up at 5am and was out the door around 5:45 on my way to Urbana to pick up my friend Brian. We were heading off on a Missouri road trip from Chicago to Kansas City. I picked up Brian around 7 and we hit the road to more dangerous trying to film stuff while I drive driving! Our first and only roadside attraction stop in Illinois was the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville. I'd seen it before, but as ketchup is probably one of my favorite inventions ever, it is probably one of my favorite...