July 20, 2015, Monday
Once to Mahomet, Illinois, I picked up I-74 and took it to Indianapolis. Gas in Crawfordsville, Indiansa, was $2.33, the cheapest I'd seen in awhile, but I didn't need gas.
I hit Indianapolis right at the peak of the go-home rush hour (one if the problems of getting a late start from home and losing the hour to the Eastern Time Zone). Never a good thing. Took I-465 bypass to I-70 right into the city and had just one little slow-down, no problem. But just try to drive the 55 mph speed limit and you get run over by traffic. Must go faster.
Then, easy cruise on I-70 east to Richmond and then under that great Ohio Welcome Arch. I wish all states would put these up to welcome folks.
Stopped for my usual Skyline Chili fix at Exit 29 by Englewood, Ohio. That is a tradition. Love my Cincy chili. Lots and lots of construction at this exit, but managed to find the entrance ramp back to the interstate. Construction continued for a lot of miles after that.
Went straight through Columbus and got off at Reynoldsburg. I always thry to get through to the other side of big cities when I am getting ready to stop for the night. That way you avoid the morning rush hour.
Another thing I like about this exit is that there is a Half-Price Books, one of my favorite places. Got a room at the LaQuinta for the night.
Mileage for the day was 492.
Happy Fiftieth Anniversary Liz
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