Royal Michigan Motel
Travel Blogs from Chicago
... and then saw our GB girls Non Standford and Vicky Holland doing exceedingly well getting 2nd and 3rd. Gwen Jorgensen was incredible as she just pulled ahead on the last lap with such ease and was a deserving World Champion. So that was the afternoon gone and it was now looking very stormy and dark, the stands at the triathlon expo were packing up. Everyone seemed to be heading off home before ...
... thunder from planes when you're in a freaking emergency. Sideways rain is nothing to me, and frequent lightning blasts are to be expected in America. But combine the two, flood the hotel grounds, send an emergency warning to my phone and throw in a city alarm siren, and I FREAK OUT!!! I was filming it on my camera so you can experience this event in its full glory next time you see me.
It's gotten really hot again, and I'm tired after the panicking. ...
... I'm allergic to my workplace with my constant sneezing I typically do. Sorry guys, will just have to stay overseas I think ;)
Next stop: The Big Apple
PS. Has anyone noticed Pete has shaved his face? - weeeeeee!!
*Sleep walking diaries of Pete: 3 out of 5 nights I am woken up to Pete either looking on the top bunk thinking someone was up there or under the bed with his torch on. Back to sleep my darling.
**Missssssss Karaaaaaaaaa ...
... as it is the kind of train sound you hear in films but I don't think I have every actually heard a train make that sound. It kept me entertained until it kept Choo Choo'ing whilst I was trying to sleep.
As we were in a sleeper car our ticket included ...
... and the church bulletin!
We went to breakfast at a restaurant famous for Route 66 starting outside its door. There were two classic cars parked in front... a 1956 Chevy Bel Aire and a 1959 Studebaker Lark probably made in Ontario, Canada. I talked to the Canadian owner an he was delighted that he was going to meet another classic car owner for breakfast.
This is the place where they give donut holes while ...
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