Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chicago, IL - 10/22/13

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Tuesday – October 22, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

We spent a restful night at the Pilot Truck Stop in Hayti, Missouri and departed there at 6:40 a.m. We stopped for a hearty breakfast at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Marion, Illinois. Refreshed, we continued on our journey to Chicago. We arrived home at 4:10 p.m.

Our late summer adventure that began on August 19, 2013 encompassed a 7,499 mile journey that took us through 10 States over a period of two months. We had a wonderful time meeting new friends and exploring the scenic wonders of our National Parks in Colorado and Utah. The government shutdown on October 2, 2013 prevented us from visiting other National Parks in Utah and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This unexpected event caused us to change our plans and provided us with the opportunity to attend the Annual Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Such is our life on the road, with no time restraints that require us to be at a certain place at a certain time, we have the freedom to change course as circumstances dictate.

Total miles traveled today: 455

Tomorrow we begin to plan our snowbird adventure for 2013.

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