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August 7th 2011
Published: August 9th 2011
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Formerly Sears Tower - tallest building in North America!
Greetings friends!

It is currently night 2 of my epic road trip across America! I am driving from Toronto to Los Angeles in 5 days in order to visit this country and also move myself and my car to LA for grad school at USC.

Night 1 was in Chicago, which was a great city. I've posted some photos for you all to enjoy. We crossed at Sarnia and drove through Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

Now we're in Springfield, Missouri. We only drove through Illinois and Missouri today. We're loving this state - St. Louis is fantastic and the hotels are super cheap and REALLY nice here in Springfield! I also got to live out a childhood dream at the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead museum. I actually walked in her house! That she built with her husband!

Larisa and I are playing the license plate game and we're trying to get as many states as possible! Here are our results so far:

Day 1
Alabama
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
Montana
New York
Ohio
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

...a pretty good start!

Day 2
Arkansas
California
Kentucky
Route 66!Route 66!Route 66!

Our adventure down the historic route begins in Chicago!

Mississipi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
North Carolina
Texas

30/50 ain't bad for 2 days work but it gets hard from here - especially since we've already knocked off most of the places we're headed to!

Enjoy the photos!
~Dafne~


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Deep dish pizzaDeep dish pizza
Deep dish pizza

A Chicago classic - it was sooo good :)
Road under the trainRoad under the train
Road under the train

A "subway" above the city looms over Chicago's streets
LollapaloozaLollapalooza
Lollapalooza

The reason Chicago was super busy
St. Louis skylineSt. Louis skyline
St. Louis skyline

That arc is way the hell taller than we expected!!
Rocky Ridge FarmRocky Ridge Farm
Rocky Ridge Farm

The home of Laura Ingalls Wilder :)


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