Then there are the corn fields. I like driving past corn fields. From a distance, they just look like a bunch of nothing, but then as you pass them, their order and patterns whiz by you and reveal themselves for just a moment. Like this:Granted, not a wonderful picture, but you try trying to get the corn to pose when you're driving at highway speeds.
I got to Illinois! Friday afternoon I stopped in Chicago. I met up with Fire Lyte at his house and got to have Gino's East pizza again! It's the best pizza ever! (Thanks again, FL!) We then went to Witchy Wearables where I bought this: (how cute is this!!!??!!!)
After a relatively good slumber, I got up, jumped in the car, an proceeded to listen to Sweet Home Chicago from the Blues Brothers over and over again until I hit Indiana. Unfortunatly, Indiana's sign didn't want to be photographed, so I'll have to get it on the way home. Once I did get to the state line, I had to sing the song Gary, Indiana from the Music Man, as is family tradition, then I proceeded through the rest of the state without incident.
So on Sunday morning, I woke up with the Sun (which was about 7:30 if you're curious), made myself some coffee and hit the road. There were lots of mixed emotions, since it was the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. I thought about it sometimes and not at others. However, when I stopped to get gas and saw these in a gift shop, I though it seemed appropriate to get them that day of all days:
After hours of toll road in New York, some of which was lovely and some of which had me bored out of my mind..........ta dah!!!!
Then it was only two more hours before I got to Salem!!! I'm here and settling in nicely. I'm at the same hotel I first stayed in, and even in the same room! I love this room. It's tiny and cute and comfortable and I'll post pictures and give details later on. After dinner (which you can see pictures of on my twitter feed if you're curious) I wandered around town for a little while, then headed back for a leisurely evening. I'll be posting again tomorrow night along with lots more pictures I'm sure!