The first thing we realized is that posting a blog when the Internet is unreliable well that's just a formula for disaster so when we have good Internet we will post some pictures and tell you about the wonderful things we have seen.
We picked up the I 80 around Jolliet Illinois and we have been travelling on it for the past 2 1/2 days. We have been amazed at the size of the fields. At times it's like looking at an ocean of corn and beans. Those are the two primary crops that are growing along the I 80. At some point sunflowers must have been grown because the ditches boast mile after mile of now wild sunflowers.
This is the third night that we put up our Rightline tent and we have it down to an art. We had no idea our tent and van combo would drawn attention. At each campground we were have been told it's the first time a set up like ours has come in. This surprises us because it's easy to put up and comfortable to sleep in the bed of the van on a futon mattress, ideal thing for baby boomers who don't want to give up camping and want to sleep off the ground.