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This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...
... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The ...
... of grain (Corn)" comes to mind and the fields are overflowing. The corn is taller than I can remember. This is “elephant’s eye height” country.
We pass a small village, Lena, IL. Had to take a few picture for our dear friend Lena Meijer. I miss working on the jig saw puzzles with Pete and seeing her stop to see our progress.
We stopped to get gas and 53 gallons later, we have the thank full. We arrive ...
... we jumped into a taxi. We headed to Millennium Park and walked around it. There was so many awesome things, especially a massive big open stage/ performing centre, water fountains and a statue of Abraham Lincoln. We then checked out Magnificent mile (a mile of shops?!) and we also checked out Water tower plaza. By about 3o'clock we were ready to head "home" (to the RV), and ...
... and even managed to experience our first small town diner for the lack of a better option. Our accommodation for the night was another historic B&B with a chatty owner, but on a much grander scale. This one had about 12 rooms, including one in the tower accessed by a narrow spiral staircase, which we got upgraded too. Not the greatest place considering Donelle's vertigo and the severe storms, but it was good even with the warnings interrupting our TV ...