Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

Here We Come St. Louis

June 3, 2010

Our day started by being awoken by the sprinklers spraying our tent and us ultimately arriving in Champaign, Illinois.  Champaign is a college town being home to the University of Illinois.

Thanks to Erik Hasenberg we had the pleasure of going on the radio – WPGU 107.1 to be exact.  We ate Gyros, they were good!

We are now in Decatur, Illinois also known as “The Soy City” and well on our way to St. Louis (99.6 miles away approximately).  After a night of camping at the local Wal-Mart we were in dire need of a shower.

After going through every hotel in a 10 mile area and every single one being well out of our price range, we finally got an offer by a local to crash at their place.

We are continuing our journey towards St. Louis, Missouri from Champaign, Illinois.

More on the last few days and plenty of pictures later.

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Day 8

May 31, 2010

Three Rivers, Michigan was a great stop on the journey.

We eat ALOT!

The van!

We  were forced to spend the night camping out at a Wal-Mart parking lot after other offers we received fell through.  Following a fine Wal-Mart breakfast, we set out towards the west!  We had a great ride regardless of the hot and humid temperatures and the countless detours we were forced to make because of roads prohibiting non-motor vehicles.

We also got to swim in Lake Michigan, which looks as big as an ocean from the shores of Michiana, Michigan .  It was cold but refreshing after a long ride and counted as our shower for the day!

We are now in Chicago!  Thank you Daisy Sanko for the place to stay and for giving up your bed so Travis and Ty could sleep on it!  I would also like to thank Jacques Eady for helping us out figure out a parking situation on the streets of Chicago. Apparently having a trailer in Chicago during Memorial Day Weekend can be considered suspicious and dangerous (Regardless of all of the Pink Pedal stickers).  Look for The Pink Pedal to be featured in The Chicago Tribune in the near future.