Galena, Illinois, 7:13 a.m.
First flip question: Should we flip Ulysses S. Grant (a painted $1 coin) instead of the master Winged Mercury coin?
Answer: Your choice is ill advised.
So we stick with Winged Mercury.
I scribble my destination on a paper napkin; Van Stein does the same.
Then Van Stein flips and I call "heads."
It comes up tails.
And off we roll top Kansas City, chosen by us both.
Passing through Dubuque, Iowa.