Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Welcome to Illinois, home of corn & soybeans. We saw our fair share of it while traversing the route betwixt Springfield & the urban environs of Chicago. It's hypnotic, miles and miles of flat land, lush green, cornstalks and beans undulating in the breezes. That's also part of what makes driving for 3 hours difficult for me to tolerate. If I could sleep in a car, this would lull me to dreamland...so it's probably a GOOD thing I don't sleep in vehicles. We hit a snag of traffic -- covered less than 3 miles in 20 minutes -- which allowed me to roll the window down and get some great pictures. *grin* The cause for the slowdown? There were construction barrels placed to block off the left lane for a grand total of 0.3 miles. *shaking head in disbelief* But, hey -- I got some fun pictures, right? And we listened to some awesome tunes on my iPod!