July 02, 2005

Road Diaries Day 2

Let it never be said that I mince words:

Chicago Sucks!

It took us 2 and a half hours to get from the toll road entrance in Gary, IN to Elgin, IL.

Arrgh. I suppose there was some consolation. The weather was in the mid-70's, sunny, and breezy, so when we were stopped in traffic we had the windows rolled down and had such a nice breeze. Also, western WI is just beautiful, except that whole tourist-trap-waterparks-and-casinos part in the Wisconsin Dells.

The Princess is doing well, and today she even seemed comfortable in the car, but how much of that is actual comfort and how much of that is the sedatives is not clear...

For those of you keeping track, today was OH, IN, IL, and WI. We're 2 miles from MN, which will be first thing tomorrow.

Oh yeah, and I had ACTUAL White Castle sliders for the first time (as in not pre-frozen) last night for dinner.

Tonight was chicken tenders salad and ice cream at Perkin's courtesy of this gentleman. Thanks, Paul!

Today's funny:
I don't think I would patronize this particular establishment.... Not sure exactly what goes on there.....

Posted by caltechgirl at July 2, 2005 10:07 PM | TrackBack

From my (very) brief experience, I liked Chicago. I would love to go back. Of course, I went in by train and missed the traffic.

Wisconsin is purty.

Posted by: Ben at July 3, 2005 08:15 PM

Well hell, you drove right past my neck of the woods. You must have been on I-90 so that would have put you with in 3 miles of my house at one point. BTW... you must have missed all my posts about Chicago traffic. You would have saved a lot of time going a different route.

Posted by: Contagion at July 4, 2005 11:40 AM

If you stayed on the expressway, all you saw of The Dells was the billboards and a couple of the waterpark resorts. You get more of that right by the exits. Going thru town on the main drag is depressing, as it is a rather seedy tourist trap, but once you get on the side streets or out to the edge of town it isn't much different from the rest of the state. The actual Dells, where the river cuts thru the bluffs, is beautiful.

Posted by: triticale at July 9, 2005 12:38 AM