|Wait, mom... A road trip?|
When we finally got to the Chicago area, before checking in to the hotel, we decided to stop for food at a small brew-pub in Munster, IN called Three Floyd's. Best decision ever! A family-owned microbrewery with a hipster-rock atmosphere, the food they served (although a limited menu) was suprisingly unique, almost bistro-like. Dan had a sausage sandwich while I had a burger with sundried-tomato ketchup, carmelized onions and bacon...maybe we were just incredibly hungry but it was unbelievable. And the beer was fantastic as well. Too bad it's only local and we can't get it out on the east coast :(
So tonight we will rest up before heading off again for the second part of our journey west. We're hoping to make it to Oregon by Wednesday afternoon and then hang out there until the following Tuesday.
It sucks being away from Charlie for the next 10 days, especially since he's been so good recently and he is essentially ready to go (teeth checked and new shoes to boot!), but I'll have him waiting for me when I get home. I also really wish there was a way we could have taken our dog, Emma, with us. She is the perfect travel companion and we pretty much never go anywhere without her; she got so excited when she saw our bags and then she had to be left behind with Dan's dad. Heartbreaking! :( Maybe next trip....
Anyway, stay tuned for more updates! 900 miles down, 2200 to go! Now it's time for bed :)