Friday, June 4, 2010

Here We Go...

After months of planning, we're finally doing it- heading out on the open road. We left Pittsburgh at 9:30 this morning and headed west, the van brimming with clothes, sleeping bags, and a plethora of food. Our first eight-hour leg of the trip was highlighted with playlists, This American Life, snacks, and giggles. Julia, the inaugural driver, managed to get us safely to Chicago, with only a few close calls (almost running out of gas, for instance). But, we did make it, and even managed to snag pictures of the Ohio, Indiana, and Chicago welcome signs (apparently the state of Illinois is not worthy enough to have its own sign). Our elegant lunch consisted of peanut butter and Cheez-It sandwiches on fresh Panera bread. Needless to say, we were thrilled to arrive in Chicago and get a substantial meal. After a long day of driving and meeting up with teammates Jen and Kristine, all seven of us are cramming into a one-person hotel room. It will be an early bedtime tonight, as we're heading to Minnesota in the morning, bright and early.

1 comment:

  1. Katie -keep those posts & pix coming. Love, uncle ken & aunt chris