Total Miles: 7107
Total Time: 156:02
Today we expended a lot of energy avoiding the rabid Wisconsin mosquitoes during our morning/packing routine.
Today's short trip was designed to get us across the Illinois state line & close enough to Chicago IL for a brief(er) visit. Little did we know that patching or resurfacing roads is not popular out West like it is in PA. Interstate 90 from the state line to (practically) Chicago was down to dirt. Reduced to 4 lanes, needless to say, our progress was somewhat slowed.
When we arrived at our KOA, the host stared at us blankly when we asked for help to get into Chicago. She was more than willing, but both 90 construction & this week's Taste of Chicago Celebration would make it a trip of nightmarish proportions, whether by auto or train. Given all our pleasant adventures, we opted to take a day of rest before our marathon drive to our Stone Creek OH respite. We swam, did some laundry & walked next door to a steakhouse for dinner... boring (maybe to some, but to us...nice!).
When we arrive in Ohio we won't have easy wifi access to provide a window into our adventures. We're guessing from past visits that it'll probably involve cheese, possibly sharp knives & maybe some unexpected fun. Our final post will be a summary of our time in Ohio & wrap up of our trip. Thanks for following along & look for our final Coast to Coast post next Tuesday morning.
|Huddling & covering up was their only defense (notice: photo take from inside camper)|
|Only 1-2 mosquitoes managed to penetrate our screened sleeping fortress ~ boys enjoying the safety|
|We liked the George Jetson-esque golf cart that the KOA host used to escort us to our kampsite|
|Odd large mouse by highway gas station|
|Cheeseman (w/ psycho eyes) by another highway gas station|
|Didn't quite meet the level of the Big Texan ~ still pretty good|
|We enjoyed the fun ranch ambiance|
|Children's amusement park attached to the restaurant & adjacent to our kampsite thankfully closed @ 6pm ~ sweet sleep :)|