So much for our previous goal of 200 to 250 miles per day, with a possible extension to 300 miles. Today is going to be a marathon, almost 500 miles to reach Sioux Falls on the I-90, which is also the mid-point of our cross-country sojourn. At our usual speed of 50 to 55 mph, that is way too much driving time, so we plan to run at closer to 60 mph today. Continue reading
Category Archives: Illinois
We Survived Chicago – Again
It is the Friday of a long weekend, so we planned to overnight no more than 200 miles from Chicago, so we could be heading through by Noon, or early afternoon at the latest. Fortunately, this was one of those plans that actually worked rather well, with an uneventful and speedy transit through the “Windy City.” Today we pass through three States on our cross-country sojourn.
We Survived Chicago – Barely !!
Since leaving Metro Vancouver we have either navigated through the mountains or across miles and miles of flat prairie landscape. Yes, we did pass Calgary, but the ring road is literally around the furthest reaches of the suburbs.
Well today is different – we have to survive the hustle and bustle of Chicago. How did we make out?
We Crossed The Mighty Mississippi River
The highlight of today’s voyage was seeing the mighty Mississippi River from the lookout on Highway 52, followed by actually crossing the river as we went from Iowa into Illinois.