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:
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!!!