I stayed in Elkhart, IN, last night. Elkhart is only about 30 minutes from the University of Notre Dame, so I thought I’d like to drive over and take a look.
Unfortunately, planning for today took a lot longer than I thought it would. Since I was going to drive two hours north to pick up Route 66 at its beginning in Chicago, I wanted to make sure I knew how to get through the city.
Using the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I copied the directions onto notebook paper in bright purple ink, double-spaced, so I didn’t have to page through the book while I was driving. Those directions, which took me through Chicago and south though Illinois, took up nearly two pages, front and back.
By the time I had wrapped everything up, it was 8:00 p.m., and I was beat. I had eaten a lot of kettle corn and I wasn’t hungry for dinner, so I watched some TV and was asleep by 9:00 p.m.!
Here’s a gallery of photos from the trip.
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