Good morning from the sleepy city of Peoria, IL! We (Matt) managed to pull off a 500 mile day yesterday driving through some very flat states. We ended up calling it quits in the sleepy city (population 100,000 people – we saw 5) of Peoria. Can I just say, boy people are nice here!
When we checked into our Staybridge Suites hotel last night, they greeted us with a Hershey’s bar and an all you can eat cheese, taco and beer FREE happy hour. Then, the owner of the hotel gave us a ride 3 blocks to dinner (he was worried that we may lose our way and find ourselves wondering the abandoned streets and die of starvation). We ended up having a couple piles of greasy, cheesy, yummy fried stuff and a poor man’s pitcher of Bud…yes, they cut out the middle, but every third one is free:
On the walk home we discovered that our hotel was next to a field full of bunnies!! I chased those fast little buggers around for a while but could never get close enough to get a picture. I obviously need to work on my wildlife photography skills for Montana…
We are off to Sioux Falls, SD today so I am preparing for some more flat driving. I will snap some pics of farm land then hopefully sleep for hours.
I think this mailbox had one too many pierogis!