We had a makeshift breakfast at the hotel...English muffin, juice, and an orange for me, and cereal, toast, doughnuts, and juice for hubby. They had no decaf coffee, which did not set well with him, so we went to a Dunkin' Donuts to get him a cup before we hit the road. We drove through farmland and cornfields. Then we left Ohio and entered Indiana.
Indiana seemed to be just miles and miles of cornfields, and some other crop which looked like peas from a distance, but I couldn't be sure.
We saw many of the devices below... sorry, at 65 miles per hour, the picture is a bit blurred. I wondered what they were until I saw one in action. I wasn't quick enough to get my camera out to record it, but they are irrigation devices that sprinkle water on the crops. I wish I had caught one sprinkling, it was actually kind of pretty...rainbows would appear in the mist.
After miles and miles or cornfields, red barns, white houses, and silver silos, we started to see signs of civilization again. I barely had time to catch a shot of the sign over the highway as we drove under it! We saw no "Welcome to Illinois" sign, so I had to settle for the "Welcome to Chicago!" (No mention of it being the home of President Obama.)
The Chicago skyline appeared in the distance. It was quite impressive after all the miles of flat cornfields!
The tall building used to be called the Sears Tower, but it has since been given another name, and I can't think of it this minute!
The traffic was quite heavy in the Chicago area, even though it was Saturday. I snapped a picture of a couple of adventurous senior citizens on a 3-wheel motor cycle as we passed them at 60 miles per hour. They smiled, and the driver gave me a wave when he saw I was taking their picture. I gave them a smile, a nod, and a thumbs up when I verified that I had caught their image. I wish I had been able to catch the whole motorcycle, but at the speed we were traveling, I was lucky to get them at all!
Outside of Chicago, we saw this water tower with a heart on it from a distance, so once again I started snapping away!
More of those red barns, white farmhouses, and some silos. And although this particular spot was flat, there were more hills than in Indiana and Illinois.
In all, we covered 465 miles today, averaged 34 mpg, and managed to maintain an average speed of 62 mph... for those of you who are interested in such details. Sorry this is so late in the evening....Wifi on the road is not always functioning well; I had to call the hotel's technical support to get connected.