I travelled through 4 states today. I started in Minnesota, went through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana where I’m spending the night. I was here once before in 1966 when my high school concert band played a gig at a local high school before going on to New York City and Philadelphia. I remember nothing about South Bend. I didn’t even realize that this is where Notre Dame is located — that famous football team that President Bartlett always cheered because he attended there. (Just in case you weren’t a fan and don’t know, he’s a fictional president from the West Wing TV show.)
There were large forests of trees showing sporadic autumn colours as I drove through Wisconsin. It was about the way northern Ontario looked when I left and it made me a bit homesick. I’m sure the Gatineau Hills are displaying a riot of colour by now and I can hardly wait to get home and see them. Two more days!!
Today was a beautiful day for travelling — bright and sunny, not too much traffic (except leaving Minneapolis, and around Milwaukee, Chicago, and Indianapolis) — and the time worked out about as expected. Changed time zones around Hunt Lake in Indiana and that’s the last one for this trip. The only photo I got today was from the McDonalds next to the station where I stopped for gas and met up with a friend. Thought you’d like it Coda, Bronyaur, and Jasmin.
Walked past 4 other restaurants tonight to go to Perkins because every other Perkins I’ve been in serves a house white and red wine, has free wi-fi, and after 9 pm have special late night “bites” for $5. Yeah, this one had none of that. Rather disappointed also with the TV channel selections in my motel. First one I’ve stayed at that doesn’t have H&G TV with all my favourite renovation shows. I got spoiled in Jamestown with the huge selection they had. They even had a Hallmark Murder and Mystery station that was running Columbo and Murder She Wrote episodes. Oh well, it’s only for one night. I’ll watch something on my computer — either Netflix or YouTube. Tomorrow it’s Olean, NY where Dad used to like to stay for a few days to swim and shop on his way to visit friends in Syracuse. Not quite as long a drive and then Friday it’s a fairly short one home, so cheers from South Bend, Indiana!