Home to Elkhart

July 8, 2014 19:27 – 19:27

I spent 10 hours behind the wheel, driving a little over 600 miles. The E250 averaged 42.8 mpg. That included a couple of stop-and-go sections, the hills of MD and PA, and a lot of driving 70 to 80 MPH. So, it’s not too shabby at all.

At the Comfort Suites in Elkhart, Indiana, the wifi speed is respectable, albeit not blazing.

That’s deceptive, however. At about 11 pm, the internet stopped working, and I had to resort to my portable MiFi thing to stay connected. Because it’s metered, however, that means the show I was streaming came to a screeching halt. Good thing I wasn’t overly invested.

For dinner, I wanted to get some deli food from Kroger, but apparently, the deli sections close at 7 pm. While hoofing my way back to the car, I spotted a place adjacent called Andy’s Place, which specializes in gyros. I love Greek food! Well… Andy’s seems to be of Korean extraction, but I decided to go for it. I had a large gyro and French fries. The gyro was quite good, and the fries were nice & hot. I dined in my car.

After dinner, I drove to another supermarket to see if I could find something good for dessert. While in the parking lot, I noticed that a beautiful sunset was happening.

So, I drove back to the hotel, and noticed that the beautiful sunset was still happening. So, I took a shot from my hotel window.

Tomorrow night’s destination is closer—Council Bluffs, IA, a mere 570 miles from here. It’s temporally closer because it’s in the CDT time zone. Hopefully, I’ll allowed enough time for at least a short hike in Starved Rock State Park, in Illinois.

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