After heading out of the Westgate Travel Plaza, I continued along I-90 west. The sun was coming out and I was headed into weather. It was beautiful. I jumped off the highway to see if I could get a decent shot. I traveled south through Howe, Indiana. It’s home to the Howe Military Academy complete with a Pershing tank on it’s front lawn. I never got the shot as I could not find any clear view to the east south east that wasn’t obscured by trees. Oh well. The excursion wasn’t a total bust. I stopped at the Howe Restaurant for a very traditional mid-western artery clogging breakfast of biscuits and grave over hash browns. Yum. Here’s a shout out to the very friendly staff and patrons of the restaurant.
I filled up my gas tank and headed back out onto the highway. I ran into Elkhart Indiana which is the RV manufacturing capital of the world.
While looking for an RV manufacturer I stumbled across a St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Elkhardt. The food pantry was in full swing. I wandered into the nave and found a very pretty room. For my friends who are organists or just into organs like I am, there was a sweet little Casavant tracker, Op. 3554, on the back of the altar. Check out the gallery.
Would that any of the American builders would try building a camper van that gets better than 20 mpg and doesn’t cost $75K to $100K. I’ll get off my soapbox. I stopped at Phoenix USA RV’s. They’re small builder and they let me take a selfie
After Elkhart, I headed for Chicago to meet up with my niece for a couple of hours. I parked below Millennium Park. I was astounded that it costs $30.00 for 2 hours. She and I had a Chicago Dog and strolled in the park for a while. The art that is there is something to behold.
So at 2:30, hoping to beat the traffic I headed out on I-94 and hit stop and go, construction and pouring rain. Finally, after I got past Milwaukee, traffic lightened up. I continued until I needed gas again and settled in at Mirror Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. It was adjacent to a Jellystone Park. The rain was still coming down and I did not really set up camp. I slept in the car. It was drier and I certainly don’t want to pack a wet tent. I got the best night’s sleep that I’d had in a few days.