Lots of miles and states covered, and many friends seen.
I’m looking forward to being back in my own bed tomorrow.
The conference in Minneapolis was fantastic. Travel on Monday and Tuesday was less so; it was cold and even with all of my gear the cold got the better of me.
I did get to Milwaukee and…when in Rome…
After that it was a slight backtrack to a yarn and fiber shop in Evansville, Wisconsin, and then off to Chicago.
My route yesterday took me through a bit of Appalachia and a clearly impoverished part. I saw multiple classic small town main streets where there were few if any stores still in business (it was hard to tell for several.) I passed two stores that had Heilig Meyers signs; a furniture store chain that collapsed fifteen years ago. One had some sort of business while the other had been boarded-up for years.
Going to Ashland, Kentucky, meant the next city en route was Indianapolis, and the usual next would be Chicago…
…except when miles of I-65 are closed and they detour you on I-74.
I’m getting dinner in Normal, Illinois, at a delightful restaurant that I remember from when I was here business three years ago, and then will be heading up I-39 to Madison, Wisconsin.