Illinois freeway signs - Next State please

Illinois freeway signs - Next State please

CROSSING AMERICA I've found that all states are not created equal -- at least in their size -- and so the time I spend in each state varies widely. Departing California I spent a long 4 weeks in the Nevada desert but only 2 weeks in Utah, two months crossing Wyoming and Nebraska but just 3 weeks traversing Iowa. Now in Illinois, there's just a week before I leave the state. That's hardly time to say hello. Even the highway signs suggest it's time to move on!

Chicago Loop

Chicago Loop

My I-80 route carries me across the Illinois heartland thus avoiding the Chicago metropolitan area. I'm sure I would have enjoyed lingering around the city exploring its charms, but I'll have to save that for another visit.

Buckingham Fountain on Lake Michigan

Buckingham Fountain on Lake Michigan

Still, it would have been great to take in a game at Wrigley Field... However, true to my original plan, I'm heading east toward Gary, Indiana, and the rising sun.

 

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Week 27,  Miles 2210,  Weather 81F🌤

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AuthorRich Monroe