Observations along the way:
- Turnpike driving generally gets cheaper the further West you go.
- I never thought I'd see the day I was excited about gas under $2, but it was under $2 in parts of Ohio and we were amazed.
- McDonalds salads are better than Burger King salads.
- We're spending two nights in Chicago with my brother. Chicago is such a fun city - big city life style, but the people still have traces of midwest friendliness. Since I spent 4 years in MI, this feels comfortably familiar to me.
- Along similar lines, drivers here are much less aggressive than they are in PA. I find myself being a very rude driver, but I'm just doing the things I've been doing in Philly for the last 3 years.
- He lives one block from Wrigley field, so as I relaxed on the couch this afternoon, I could hear the crowds cheering the Cubs to victory over Colorado. Cool.
- Enough of our trip has reminded me of specific songs that I'm going to try to make a "soundtrack" of our trip using songs that mention places through which I've driven.
- As I was looking for a church to attend this morning, I automatically went to the PCA homepage; 5 years ago, I'd barely heard of the PCA! What is more, the church we went to was multi-ethnic (predominantly Korean), a church plant (Redeemer model), and one of the pastors was a WTS grad. 3 years ago, none of those would have meant anything to me, but now each of those factors was significant.