North America | United States of America (USA) | Great Lakes | Illinois | Chicago – Day 1 – Goodbye East Coast

North America | United States of America (USA) | Great Lakes | Illinois | Chicago – Day 1 – Goodbye East Coast

The First Day; February 15th, 1999…..almost Midnight…somewhere near Chicago. I am tired but thankful to God that my first day has been a good one. Sunset was somewhere in Ohio…just before the Indiana border. It was pretty spectacular although I’ve seen better. I’ll say it was a 6.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Oh well…at least two or three more to go. I’m counting on Arizona to produce a 9.

So far, it’s been a pretty good ride out here…Didn’t get here till about 10:30 (Eastern time). I got a late start from my cousins so I had to make up for lost time. It was weird being on 287 knowing that I wouldn’t be seeing it for a while….actually, my sense of reality is still pretty whacked out! Anyway…I think Pennsylvania shrunk since the last time I drove through. Must have been the tapes ๐Ÿ™‚ (L is for Leona). Oh and thanks for the CD player. So cool!!! I haven’t tried it out yet but I plan on breaking it in tomorrow. Actually, it’s probably because they raised the speed limit.

Speaking of which, I think the whole concept of speed limits is stupid! It’s like we live in a communist state and we’re hiding from the secret police (troopers). Who cares if I drive 90 miles an hour….what are they trying to conserve…gas that costs 80 cents a gallon? Not that I was speeding or anything. I think I averaged about 70 miles an hour and maybe hit 85 once or twice. I’m very proud of my little white chariot…

Back to the story…I’m here and Scott’s looking through the Dave George year book. Thank you so much for putting it together. I will treasure it forever. Friends for life ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s laughing so he must not be offended by the incriminating pictures of him in there! Must go to bed….12 hours of hugging the wheel today and about 15 more coming tomorrow. Yikes!! This country is so big!! Maybe I can con Scott into doing most of the driving tomorrow. More laterย…

Much love,

Dave.
PS. I can’t remember everyone’s addresses so if you could pass this on to anyone I might have missed it would be great.

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