Trip Start Nov 10, 2009
46Trip End Dec 18, 2009
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I drove for about an hour or so. I could actually see the light pollution dissipate and the stars brighten up. At the same time the road does get a little scary with no lights. Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin scary. There are some patches with just no lights in sight.
Soon it was time to stop and I decided to use the GPS' "Lodging" feature to find me my home for the night. Out there in the perimeter delays in updates persisted so everytime I thought I was going to stop, I'd driven past the suitable place lately suggested.
I found a Comfort in and managed to finangle another discount on the room. Me and the hotel desk gal decided that I was a government worker so I received a nice chunk off the top. I nodded off with South Bend, IN and a visit to the University of Notre Dame.
Up way early, I started looking ahead to my visits. South Bend then Chicago. Any good shows.
Here's where Devo fit in.
Along the way to South Bend I needed to do some car camp keeping. Emptying the ice turned water from the cooler and re-icing my drinks. A little grocery shopping and such. I also went shopping at Dick's for a new pair of hikers. My Merrill Mocs are wonderful but, I have worn them into the ground in just about a year.
The Dick's people were that midwestern too nice. It's a good nice it just inspires a personal curiosity of where that comes from. That genuine willingness to help and perhaps even have a chat. The majority of the Midwesterners I've met represent these characteristics.
The hikers didn't fit me so well and you could see the sincere disappointment on the ther mugs when I didn't buy them. They were very very good hearted people.
After these interludes with the local peoples It was on to UND.