Driving away from Missouri and across Illinois and Indiana: May 3, 2006
GOOD-BYE, ST. LOUIS!
Anyone who has driven I-70 across Illinois, through Effingham, has certainly seen this monstrosity. I refer to it as the giant, creepy-ass cross which scars the horizon. This wasn't here when I first moved to St. Louis, but sometime during my second year here on one of my many many drives back to Cincinnati, I rounded a bend on 70 just west of Effingham and was faced with this ugly thing. I almost wrecked the first time I saw it. Now it's simply another exhibit of the weirdness that has come to characterize my drives across Illinois. So anyway, good-bye, giant, creepy-ass cross!
Although I much prefer Indiana to Illinois, I don't have much to report on my trip across the Hoosier state. I stopped at Terre Haute for gas, food, and to walk/feed Murphy. You can't tell, because the picture is so small, but this is the Indiana state line. Exciting stuff...