We left northern Chicago in the RAIN, traveling slowly and carefully along bad roads and worse traffic through Chicago. It really tired Larry out just getting out of the city. The rest of the day's travel was along peaceful farmland. There were pockets of commercial & industrial areas, but mostly farms.
We stopped for the night in Granite City, Illinois, near St Louis, MO. The Elks lodge was nice with RV parking including 30amp electric and water. We had hoped to visit with our dear friend Jane, but she called us to say she was really sick sovwe'll have to catch her next time through town. So we went into the lodge for a Pizza Dinner and camaraderie.