FRIDAY, August 12th — LAX to Indianapolis to resume our cross-country road trip in the Winnebago Tour Bus. Off to a great start. After two and a half months in storage, she started right up, and the Jeep did too — yeah! Down the street a few blocks and we’re hooked up for the night. Saturday: trip to the grocery store to stock the fridge, and off to Portage, Indiana and our Chicago base for a few nights. Oh dear, it’s right next to Gary, Indiana — and that’s not a good place to be. Oh well, we’re set up, and we’re off to the windy city on Sunday.
Sunday: took the side roads into the City — the decline of the steel mills in Gary, Indiana really took its toll in this area. But Chicago — wow! We hit it on a beautiful sunny day and loved everything about it. The architecture, old next to new, Millennium Park, the Chicago River, shops, restaurants . . . all awesome on this particular day.