We left the Chicago suburbs on Interstate 90/80. It was rainy and going toward the City with commuter traffic. What fun driving a motorhome with tow car in this mess.
We saw some amazing old churches and buildings in Chicago that were right next to the interstate. They had to build the interstate somewhere. We passed the White Sox Cellular Field and part of the “L” – the yellow elevated train track.
When we passed the main part of the City we closed in on the Indiana border, but didn’t cross into Indiana before having to pay a toll fee to leave Illinois. Then of course a little while later we had to pay toll on the Indiana Tollway. And yes, later again when we crossed into Ohio.
When paying our second toll fee Larry chatted with toll booth person who said, "We are the highway robbers".
We passed Elkhart Indiana where there are many RV manufacturers, and even the RV Hall of Fame. Another place to put on the “to do” list for later.
The rain of Chicago’s morning drive dissipated but then another very dark thunderstorm caught up with us in Port Clinton, Ohio. As we turned away from the interstate toward Lake Erie and our campground it looked like we would be arriving at the campground in time to get drenched. Luckily, it passed to the north of the campground and missed us.
We later went to the Port Clinton Elks for dinner and conversation. We learned about Commodore Perry fighting the Battle of “Put In Bay” (on the Islands off Port Clinton’s shore) in the War of 1812 (Sept of 1813).