900 Miles of Illinois
My quarterly work-related trip around Illinois continues. I'm writing to you from Springfield; home of Lincoln and Blagojevich.
Illinois is definitely NOT the most exciting state to see. It consists pretty much of nothing but endless corn and soybean fields, all of which are brown and crispy this time of year. I have to make these trips once every quarter and stay in exciting hotels like Holiday Inns (of which I am now a priority club member -- aren't you impressed?). Also, I get to eat in delectable restaurants - - like Applebee's.
In my last post, I was sort of joking and said I'd be writing to you from various Holiday Inns and Applebee's around the state.
Yesterday: I ate at an Applebee's in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. I took a picture of it for you to see:
I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon. I took a photo of it for you, too.
On the way, I ate at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in some small town. See?
The food was really good, though. True to my Southern roots, I had fried catfish, hush puppies, corn on the cob and turnip greens.
Then I drove some more and am now in Springfield at my Usual Holiday Inn. I took a photo of it for you. (The night-exposure thingie on my camera really worked well.)
I'm enjoying my little rental car. They gave me a brand new Kia Soul -- a kicky little thing. I've already driven about five hundred miles so it's pretty bug-strewn.
Tomorrow, I have appointments in Springfield and Peoria. Who knows what exciting things Peoria will bring! You just never know about Peoria. . . .