July 21, 2004

Near Toledo.

Made a pretty good first day of driving. I left the lakehouse at 10:20am, only 20 mins behind schedule, a personal best for traveling to OSH. I drove until 1am and I'm about to snooze in a rest area parking lot.

I'm doing a lot of planning trying to avoid Chicago at commute time. Chicago traffic is bad 24/7, but wandering through there at 8:30 am seems like an especially bad idea.

If I can start driving by 7:30 am, then I expect to reach the near edge of the Chicago area at around 10:30, then, depending on how long it takes me to get through, I'll reach OSH about three hours later.

I was just trying to think of a couple of highlights from the first day's drive. But it really was uneventful.

Southern Vermont is still really beautiful... the drive across New York State is really boring... and I'm really not looking forward to sleeping in the front seat of my car.

There were no thunderstorms during the afternoon or evening, which would have livened things up, but they'll come soon enough.

Time to try and sleep.

Posted by jackhodgson at July 21, 2004 02:25 AM