Well, all this cold and white has finally gotten me down, so the answer to the blues is to go somewhere warm.
Took Il-47 south to avoid the Chicago Hassle as usual. As usual, the BP station in Elburn was the most expensive, at $2.10 a gallon (it was $1.86 to $1.90 around home). Then took I-74 and super slabbed it the rest of the way.
Got gas at the Pilot station in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for $1.64 (I've found they are usually the cheapest in the area) and this is where we first ran into the snowstorm that hit Indiana yesterday. I had to stand in ice sludge to pump. Even more fun was jumping between right and left feet while waiting for a lady to clean the men's room.
Driving was messy, but at least the roads were clear after that.
Took I-65 from Indianapolis and got off in Columbus to play NTN at Fourth Street Bar with Mr. Burns. Columbus is known for its remarkable architecture, but I give them low marks on snow removal. Lots of fun with snow and ice.
Unfortunately, we were running late and Mr. Burns had already left when we arrived. Fourth Street is a unique place fromthe time you see the outside to the inside. We did play a game with Fish and another guy before leaving. Friendly bartenders, and one remembered us from last October when we visited on way back from the NIU-Tennessee football game.
I Need Warmth!! --RoadDog
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