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Saturday August 1 - Day 19
Time to leave Illinois. As sad as it is to leave, I won’t miss the chaos of Chicago. Although I still think New York has Chicago beat, Chicago defiantly has Calgary beat. Because Wisconsin is just a few minutes from our campground, we took secondary highways along the bottom of Wisconsin. They have “America’s Dairyland” on their license plates for a reason. ...
... and built four kilns which were used to produce lime from the quarries near by. Lime mortar was used for building foundations until 1920 when Portland cement became popular.
We continued on our way to the world's largest truck stop. Several years ago we passed by this place going east and didn't know what it was, this time we stopped. It is a very large place with lots of eating places, different types of stores and even ...
... and later a sharecroppers shack on the Blue Lake Plantation. Then it was full of beds—wall to wall beds and a front door that was little more than a blanket flapping in the wind.
There was the stay with Ruthie Amos and her family, including T Amos who spoke frequently of his involvement in the Civil Rights movement at the local level and how the Klan had numerous times burned a cross in ...
... let God lead me in my next steps.
2) That never again will I prioritize "following societies' rules" over my own happiness.
Seriously how dumb is that?
3) And lastly, I made a promise to myself that I would celebrate my 24th birthday abroad.
I didn't want to just go to the Bahamas for a long birthday weekend either, (as wonderful as that actually sounds), I wanted the real deal. A true adventure!
I want to wake up on ...
... hold for the weekend.
In Indiana and then Illinois, the highway tolls start to help pay for roads or maybe to line someone’s pockets. Not sure but $ 1.50 turns into $ 2.25 when you are pulling a car. You pay one and a few miles down the road there is another one. After 3 such events the last is $ 3.60 or really $ 5.25. Once west of Chicago we headed north on 294 toward Rockford. We are now in farm or corn country. "Amber ...