June 23rd, 2004


where to go...

getting ready to hit the road... Columbus tonight if I'm good, Origins tomorrow, DC in the evening, see the capitol some on Friday, head up to Boston in the afternoon, arrival... Friday evening?

That's too fast. I need a new plan.

Indiana tonight, Columbus tomorrow... Origins for Thursday night/Friday morning... then to upstate New York to go through the Adirondacks, take the ferry across Lake Champlain... DC is not an option on Friday :-/

Where'd I put that post with all the different suggestions people had? Oh yeah, here.

No one will meet me at Cedar Point (bink?)...

Hm, if I leave now I hit Chicago right at rush hour, it would seem. Ugh.

Maybe I'll just get to Boston really early. Or find a bed/breakfast place up by Champlain... hmm...
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Champaign, IL

Hello from Champaign!

I saw a rainbow today opposite a wind farm, on the way through central Illinois... it was somewhere around Normal, I think. And an amusing sign in a bathroom that showcased a very bad user interface... I'll put up the (low quality, as if from a cameraphone) picture here sometime later.

I bought cheese curds in Wisconsin, but failed to find the House on the Rock. When I found a brochure in the rest stop near Madison I realized I had already missed the ideal exit, and though I could double back for it, it didn't seem all that appealing considering the bad traffic I'd just gone through. It is also further off the road than I thought. So... no House on the Rock for me.

Had more randomly friendly people talk to me today than I had in a while... and that includes interactions before I left Rochester. Weird. Maybe there was something in my manner.

Tomorrow I go to Columbus and attend some Origins. Also I need to find a book store and look up the book "Road Trip USA", apparently. Good recommendation from fyfer, thanks!

And sounds like I get some good freedom to take my time, or not, as I choose, from my crash space hosts at the Boston end... I'd just like to thank gmpe and abce here for that.

And now, to leave the cat-ridden (achoo!) place with Internet, to get to my hotel! :)
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