Tuesday, July 30, 2013


We made it to Chicago!  So yesterday we departed from Astoria, NY a little after 7:30 am EST and began our journey!  We drove from New York, to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan (briefly), and finally Illinois. The latter four being brand new to me.

We got out and took pictures when when we crossed state lines, loaded up on gas three times and I downloaded Roadside America app and License Plate Game app.  After over 800 miles and 13 hours of driving we got  into Chicago around 7:45 pm CST.  I was so happy to be back in a city that I love!  We got our hotel through priceline.com and it is gorgeous.

Last night we got dinner at a local pub,  The Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, and then walked down Michigan Avenue and saw the sites (check out my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for pics).  I am so glad that we stopped here <3

Now we are off the breakfast at Yolk (which is one of the main reasons we stayed in Chicago overnight in the first place) and then gonna head out to our next destination: Mount Rushmore or possibly Des Moines.  Till next time!

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