Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

We made it to Indianapolis today - just barely. It was misty in Mount Vernon, IL this morning so after a leisurely sleep-in and breakfast at Bob Evans, we decided to try to drive as far as we could before the storm hit and left at 10:30am. It wasn't too bad the first 2 hours that I drove but once Skip took the wheel, it started to rain harder and then when we were on the loop around Indy there was a lot of traffic. Then the sleet started. We saw several accidents and only moved at 10kph the last 5 km. We were very glad to check into our lovely room at the Best Western in Castleton, IN in the NE corner of Indy on I69. I snagged a coupon book at the Indiana tourist information centre and saw a $49.99 coupon. This motel is MUCH nicer and the room is double the size of the room we had last night for practically the same price. AND the Internet connection works well!!! We also could walk to the Tuscany Italian Grill which backs onto the motel. Yay! No more driving today.

It was supposed to snow this evening - St. Louis got 10" but so far we've only had a dusting and it's supposed to stop in the wee hours. We should be good to drive to my sister's tomorrow.

This is what we drove today. And this is what we've driven since we left South Padre Island on Saturday morning - that's a little over 2300km. Only about 800 to go.

We lost an hour crossing from Central time in Illinois to Eastern time in Indiana. And we'll lose another hour on Saturday night. Eeek! It will feel like 5am when the alarm goes off tomorrow.

I'm heading to bed...

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