Well our second day of our trip we met up with a man named Bert who fixed our accelerator and off to Chicago we were. Right through Ohio and Indiana we made it to Illinois.
It kinda hit us pretty fast, that we weren't on I-80 and in the middle of nowhere anymore. The big city of Chicago kinda hit us straight in the face. But she has definitely been good to us.
I got to see my best buddy Christine which is my first and last stop of my friends for the rest of the trip until we head back east. We walked 25 minutes to a Goodwill because that's how committed we are to thrift stores, sadly it brought nothing but broken dreams and sore legs. Still worth it I'd like to think so, it's all about the experience. Something about going road tripping I have discovered is you never forget, that 20 years down the line I will still remember seeing Christine in Chicago, meeting her roommates, walking by the lake, of course Rahsine a man of very few English words and so much more.
I love seeing my friends enjoying their college experiences but I must say I am so glad I am not sitting in a classroom right now. That here I am sitting in a Starbucks listening to country music (because I am not allowed to play it in the van) and thinking about my good ol' pal Sage for forcing me to drive her to Starbucks on weekly basis... That and I am writing about my travels around the states and not a history paper for some professor. Finally I get to write about something I enjoy and that I am passionate about.
I wake up everyday unaware of what day of the week it is and it is the greatest feeling in the world. Not having a set plan the night before but just get up and see where the van takes us.
I sometimes forget how crazy this is, that my sister and I are in a van just traveling and seeing as much as we can see. It's a funny feeling looking at your map and not being in little old Fairfield anymore that I am actually in Chicago right now and in any minute we will be back on the road. Illinois and Wisconsin will soon be passed and Minnesota is where we will land next.
I'd love to hear any places you guys think we should stop on the way:) Have a wonderful day kiddos.
9/25/2018 11:18:07 am
Love the shoutout!
9/25/2018 11:26:57 am
Of course buddy:) honestly wouldn't be sitting here without you. I also started this account with you so you are basically the reason this blog exists.
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Greta Ann Vanderblue.