Saturday, October 29, 2016

September 16-17, 2016 Drive to Bloomington and Chicago, Illinois, Crazy Amount of Traffic

September 16-17, 2016 Drive to Bloomington and Chicago, Illinois, Crazy Amount of Traffic

We are closing in on the end of our cross country trip and squeezing in some visiting. Both Louise and I have some relatives and friends in the Chicago area so time for a little visiting. First up is one of Louise's cousins who lives outside of Bloomington, Illinois. They haven't seen each other in 42 years, we had a great visit and had a lot of catching up. It is amazing how similar she is with her cousin Steven.

Hanging with Louise's cousins

On the 17th we drove up to Chicago for lunch with friends and then dinner with one of my cousins and her mother, my aunt. I also hadn't seen my cousin for around 20 years. Again some great catching up. We had a great visit and some excellent meals. Oh ya, the traffic around Chicago is way busy. We have spent so much time out in the west and away from cities that there is always a little readjusting to busy city driving. It was a great weekend and gave us a lot of wonderful memories.