I love the heartland of America. What feels more American than silos, red barns and white fences? Love, love, love it.
What I don't love: Chicago. It took us two non-rush hours to drive through Chicagoland on the interstate. And, all the gas stations had regular at $4.05+. CRAZY!!!! As soon as we left the Chicagoland area the gas prices dropped back down to the level we had seen across the northeast and the rest of the Midwest.
On the upside, the Ikea in Schaumburg, IL is way better than the one in Stoughton, MA. Cleaner, more organized, more products. It was awesome.
But, in the end, Craig and I agreed that we're glad he didn't take the Chicagoland area job offer he had last summer (during our unemployment time). We're better where we are.
Tomorrow: the Great Plains. I am really excited for this because my kids have never seen the plains--we usually fly over that part.
P.S. Are you sick of the word "Chicagoland"? Because I am. It just sounds ridiculous.