Highway to Hell

Yeah, and it’s called ‘Chicago’.

Before you ask: Yes, I absolutely saw this sign. It’s in Indiana and honestly it needs to be further north, like just outside of Chicago. For reasons. Which I will explain.

So how was the first day of the trip? It could have been better. It could have been a lot better. It’s in no small part due to the sheer amount of road destruction construction we had to contend with on the way to Indiana. We hit some destruction construction just outside of Fond du Lac and it continued into Milwaukee. However, we had to make a stop in the Good Land for a particular reason; I had vouchers for Brewers tickets and you better believe that I was going to use them!

I also managed to grab a shot of this. It seems fairly new. Could make a good wallpaper for my phone.

Once we were done in Milwaukee, we were Chicago bound and this is where everything turned to a steaming pile of shit. That’s not an exaggeration.

Now, the GPS system that my mother-in-law brought was supposed to take us through Chicago on the fastest route. We honestly thought that we were on the quickest route through Chicago; so we found it very odd that we never hit a toll road once and we weren’t really on any main thoroughfares. If anything, we were on smaller, city streets and were stopping at intersections almost constantly. Then, we ended up in Chicago proper and that can best be described as a disaster.

Traffic was at a crawl. Instead of fifty miles an hour, we were doing ten or twenty at the most. It took us hours to get out of there and when we finally crossed into Indiana, things looked like they were going to be better.

Except they weren’t. Again, traffic was siphoned into a single lane and we were stuck doing seven miles an hour. I was venting to Prime and he told us to take a nearby exit, guided us to a Costco for gas and got us onto the correct route. But once we got to Frankfort, we hit another roadblock: the main road was torn to shreds as it was under repair! We went around in circles trying to find our hotel because the damned GPS kept trying to shunt us onto the main road!

We got to our hotel at 20:30 and ate dinner at a small Mexican restaurant that was in the parking lot. I had a steak and cheese burrito. Nice bit of spice, I tell you. Not overwhelming but nice and noticeable. Very tasty. I definitely recommend the place.

I have showered and now I’m going to bed. I didn’t drive but the sheer amount of stupidity was exhausting, even for me. Here’s hoping tomorrow will be better.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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