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It was fun to be on the road again travelling back to Chicago. We avoided Detroit this time by crossing from Canada to USA further north. Before teaching to border we had to make a stop at Tim Hortons. They are everywhere in Ontario!!! A Canadian icon. Coffee isn't all that good (our opinion!) but the other yummies are pretty good! It was about an 8-9 hour journey and when almost back to Chicago ...
... in case we are stuck sleeping in the van. We packed down the back seats and have tents and supplies in a flatbed area in the back. Food and tools are most aceessible near the gate. I plan on going northwest to begin, but am curious about further exploring the Southwest. The weather reports are curious. The Plains, which usually top 100, will be cooler in the 80's. The mountains and Pacific coast are predicted to be very warm: the 80's. ...
... and universities. The homeless and ne'er-do-wells filled the streets too.
We hit Market Street and Union Station just in time for the furious rush hour, when thousands try to cross the bridges into Illinois after work. We sat for an hour waiting for our turn to enter the MLK Bridge. As I passed into Illinois, I noticed the fuel light was on. I could feel the car begin to stall. That meant I had to do the unthinkable and exit in East Saint Louis for gas.
... in case.”
Feeling that was a tad early, I was able to get her to concede for an arranged exit time of 7:30 AM, eventually.
Technically, this was a deadline I had already missed on this particular day since it was already a little past 8:00 AM by this point.
“Oh, ****! I'm late” was my immediate thought as soon as I heard the initial utterance of my name.
I leapt out of bed and threw on ...
... trip was all the walking I got to do while holding her hand. She probably thought I was kidding. But just being with my family around the clock for two straight weeks was a real bonus for me.
Like our last trip to China, Jane was the focus and I think we came away with what we had hoped to accomplish. She got to see a really good cross section of the place she is from in the big picture. And, more specifically ...