Monday, October 15, 2012

Further Travel Notes

I found a few more photos from my Chicago trip.  They're pretty random, but here they are anyway.  First, here's what I call the Big Weenie Man (sorry) on Route 66 in Atlanta, IL.   I love the town of Atlanta, and have frequently told folks that it is at the top of my list of small Route 66 towns in which I'd enjoy living.  There are lots of murals, some beautiful old homes, and of course this big guy, recently restored, hovers over the town.  Also, it would be a lot easier to get to Chicago to see Sarah.
Here's yesterday morning's sunrise as I drove through Illinois on my way home.  Later, in the Missouri Ozarks, the leaves were in full color and incredibly beautiful.  I just wish I'd had more time to admire the scenery.   
  Here's our little home-away-from-home at the Skokie North Shore Hampton Inn and Suites.  Sarah's friend Daniel was visiting at the time.   For most of our time cooped up in the hotel room we watched Sarah's DVDs of every season of Mad Men.  I'd never seen it at all, so I'm glad she brought the DVDs.  What a great series!!! Unfortunately, we only got through Season 1.  Now I crave viewing the rest, but I just don't have time to devote to it now.
 The hotel had a Ruby Tuesday's, so we sent for room service once. Ever been to Ruby Tuesday's?  Don't!

I'll be back at Afton Station tomorrow!


Ken Riches said...

We are looking forward to getting season five of Mad Men, it is a fun show.

Susan Yates said...

I have Mad Men 1-4. When you're ready to tackle them, let me. Great series to have in the house when winter weather hits and you're stuck inside.

Laurel said...


I will absolutely borrow some of your Mad Men DVDs in the future. I'm dying to see the rest of the series, and I'm sure that this winter, when Afton Station closes now and then, I'll want to hibernate and watch them. Thank you!