First I have to back up a bit. I never payed so many tolls in my life as I did coming in and out of Chicago. Some stretches they charge to get on and get off. We originally had the GPS programmed for 1060 W. Addison Street. If you have watched the Blues Brothers, you know that is the address for Wrigley Field. Well.......we never got there. GPS kept re-calculating when I would miss a turn and after 30 - 40 minutes, I found a spot to pull over on the side of the street and programmed it to go to S. Michigan Ave.
Well.......we found it. Parked right in front of the Chicago Institute of Art which is guarded by two statues of lions and I said "There, we made it".
Well........then we got all screwed up somehow. Long story short we drove around downtown Chicago for about 2 1/2 hours. Got to one point at a stop light and asked two women in a car how to get to Route 66 and they said. "Straight ahead". Then some guys on one side of the intersection started yelling back and forth with some guys on the other side and flashing gang signs or whatever. It wasn't sign language because both groups were yelling and flashing signs. Don't know what they were saying because it wasn't English. One of the ladies hollered to us and said maybe you should get on one of the bigger streets and get out of here instead of taking that little street. Enough said....we turned left and got out of there.
Finally found I-55 which replaced Route 66 and got a room in at Best Western in Romeoville, Illinois which is about 30 miles Southwest of Chicago. So we are still a little ahead of schedule and back on track. We also picked up an hour because we are now in the CST time zone.
Tomorrow we regroup and hit Route 66 toward St. Louis, MO. Oh, ya and the weather was fantastic today. We ended up going 376 miles and MOST of it right in downtown Chicago. LOL!
Albert and Susie
Albert did it again! LOL! We have a 5 gallon tank on the Harley and he had to go to the reserve tank on the Ohio Turnpike. As you can see we used up almost all of it. :o)
We thought these tractors with three trailers were pretty cool.
|There's Chicago! :o)|
|Yes we were in the middle of this mess.|