We were awoken by the lovely sounds of a storm this morning. It was a good thing we didn't have plans for the morning. We slept in and relaxed while we waited to hear news of the car repairs. We did a bit of trailer maintenance and stayed out of the morning storm. By 11:30 we got the news that the car was ready to go and the super helpful Manager of the Auto Parts store gave Tony a ride to pick up the car. By 1PM we were once again on the road and headed towards Elkhart IL. On the way we stopped at a massive service center that spanned the whole Interstate. There were gas stations on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the freeway and pedestrian bridges to a food court on the island between them. Inside the food court they had a self-playing piano that was playing songs from Broadway plays. When we got there it was playing "Master of the House" from Les Mis (totally appropriate) and as we left it was playing "Masquerade" from Phantom. We passed through Pennsylvania and Ohio today and into Indiana. Turns
out Elkhart is 106 miles from Chicago. Will Baumann, one of Tony's friends from High School lives in Elkhart and we planned to have dinner with him and his Fiancee, Jessica. They let us stay in their driveway too. We had a great time talking with them and Tony was able to arm Jessica with a few embarrassing stories about Will. Jessica also gave Michelle an afghan that she made. It's become Michelle's favorite blanket since then. She keeps moving it from the car to her bunk and everywhere she sleeps.
My name is Tony Wilson. I, my wife Anne, and my Daughter Michelle live in Atascadero, CA, and lead typical lives, we like to think.
We love traveling... all over the place. Often, our travels are routine, or only slightly exciting for a short time. Good things in life come in small measures. However, on occasion, we do have more epic journeys and people like to hear about them. These are our travel sagas.. I hope you enjoy them.... full info