Yesterday, we began our long trip back to the southwest. Naturally, we did not take a direct route. We left Lodi, OH, in the afternoon and headed west to operate amateur radio equipment from two new counties. Then, we turned towards Chicago.
In Chicago, we caught up with some old friends from my girlfriend’s high school, whom we had not visited since 2009 or so. We met them at the Hollywood Grill in downtown Chicago, and had a great visit.
The drive here was relatively easy, other than a little traffic in Chicago, and a crowded gas station in Gary, IN. There was also a stray kitten in Gary; the kitten wouldn’t quite let me pet him or her, but would follow people in the parking lot. I considered taking the kitten home, but I saw that there was a food and water dish outside of the gas station, so someone is taking care of the kitten.
After that, we headed southwest, spending the night at a Quality Inn in Joliet, IL.
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