Relocating to California

This is the first chance I’ve had where I can write about the trip and I’m not totally exhausted. We finished packing up the house on Tuesday and have been on the road since Tuesday night. We left Madison, NJ in the afternoon and began the trip west. Unfortunately, we didn’t get very far. There was way too much traffic because it was rush hour. That put a huge damper on how far we thought we would actually get. Once the traffic died down, we were able to give it another shot and got back on our westward trek. After driving for about 5 hours, we stopped on the PA, Ohio border for the night. The goal was to get to Chicago by Wednesday. As it turns out, one of Victoria’s best friends was celebrating her birthday, AND she happens to live in the Chicago area.

First thing Wednesday morning we crossed into Ohio. After spending a couple of hours on the road, we found ourselves going through Sandusky, OH.

Sandusky, OH has a couple of claims to fame. First, as pointed out to me by one of my colleagues at Microsoft, Sandusky is where Callahan Brake Pads are manufactured back in ‘Tommy Boy’. The second and less fictional claim to fame is that it is the home of Cedar Point, ‘the roller coaster capital of the world’.

It was a pretty long drive Wednesday, we crossed through Ohio, Indiana and into Illinios where we finally stopped in Chicago. We did a small amount of sightseeing. The fact is it was really windy, cold and wet, but we needed to see some of Chicago as I have never been there. So, we have the angry Lake Michigan:

The downtown:

Soldier field

Wrigley field

And more of Lake Michigan

Today we have been able to get through Illinios, Wisconsin, Minnesota and crashed for the night in South Dakota. More pictures to come soon!!!

 

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About scavali

20 years of Information Technology experience, including 15 with Microsoft Services and Sales to some of the largest and smallest companies in the world, give me some unique perspective on the technology industry as a whole. Now I am the Unified Communications Practice Manager for Janalent, 2 time UC Worldwide Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Combine that with my passion for photography, scuba diving, all things Key West and my time volunteering with the Madison, NJ Fire Department and you will find an eccletic combination of thoughts and experiences conveyed on this blog. Please contribute, I value people's productive feedback.
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