|Beornita near the end of the first day|
Well we Successfully made it to Wisconsin and are currently being sheltered in the home of the wonderful Tatro family.
We made it to Indiana in one almost uneventful day and stayed over night at the Wilson family residence on the 2nd of July.
|The little Guy using Beorn's Kindle to keep happy|
The day after (yesterday) we made our way through the city of Chicago. I have driven through the Chicago Skyline three times now, twice in the day and once at night and I find the city so entrancing. I've seen New York City several times, it was cool, I liked it. But Chicago really does something else for me.
I was talking to Beorn about it and we discussed how New York is mainly a business city, a white collar/ linen city, and Chicago is a blue collar industrial place, it seems to be about work and life and dirt and history instead of chic fashion, and money, and power. Of course not all of NYC is all about money and power and Chic fashion either, there are parts of the city that are just as grungy and gritty and scary as any other city, even more so in some places. But there is something about Chicago that intrigues me anyway.
I've considered attending college in Chicago, there is an arts school there, but the Mother said "not in the beginning, maybe after a year or two... or maybe never" She wants me to stay away from cities, and i certainly don't blame her.
We saw one little tow truck that just stole my heart away. It's in this picture of the skyline. It had so much character it made me want to write a story about it. I still can't get over how awesome that little truck really was!
Maxx really enjoyed driving through the City as well and would point out interesting buildings for me to take pictures on since the closest buildings were mostly on his side of the car. He has his own film camera and it took a lot of fast talking to convince him that it wouldn't be a very good idea to use it to try to take pictures of the city when I had the digital one out. He has a really good eye for interesting buildings though. some of theses weren't even the coolest, they were just the ones we talked about the most.
We liked this building because it appeared to be a factory that had been converted to be living quarters. We guessed from the curtains in the windows and if you look super close, the various things on window sills and behind curtains. I loved the look of it though and really wanted to go inside. I really love architecture and there's something about the architecture of the city that's really fascinating to me.
As we left the city we all started getting a little antsy. It was time to be out of the Jeep for more than a few hours, and Maxx really wanted to see his cousins.
Last night at 6 something we arrived here at the Tatro family home and were welcomed with open arms a yummy dinner, good showers and comfy beds, how much better does it get? Not much better .
Today the Weather was absolutely disgusting, reaching a semi-humid 107 degrees and sunny. It made me very thankful that my aunt put me in the coolest room in the house, the room I have come to call; "The Ice Box". Then this afternoon-evening we had Fourth of July Dinner celebrationish stuffs with the Tatro and Knouse families. Sadly because of the hot dry spell here there is a fire ban and we had no fireworks this Fourth of July. However we had fantastic food and wonderful company, and some of the neighbors pulled out some sparklers and little bitty fireworks and we cheated a bit so it was okay. (Just don't tell any one ;) And other than the intense heat, So Far So Good.