After the hustle and bustle of getting out of DC, today was a fun drive. It was fun until we needed to find a hotel. Hammond, IN, is in the greater Chicagoland, so, suddenly all roads are jammed with vehicles.
Dropping the hook at 4-ish makes it possible to find a room in a place that seems well-light and secure. There seem to be places to eat within walking distance.
Tomorrow will take us out of Chicagoland. Stay tuned to see how far we get. Wisconsin? Minnesota?
Flying along the interstate, we saw some (to us) famous factories. The EZ-Loader trailer factor and a Taylor-Made factory made us wave and point. We joked about circling back to Taylor-Made for some factory seconds of fenders or other useful boaty stuff.
The other thing that was jaw-dropping was a team of six horses pulling a plow.
The Byway Brewing Company is a short walk from the Holiday Inn Express in Hammond, IN. The food (and beer) were amazing. Really shiny and new.