This will hopefully be the last day off for a while. I'm ready to hit the road again especially because I just said goodbye to my friends heading back East. There's nothing left to do in Chicago except say, "see you next time!" I do love this city, I had a feeling I would. I feel like I'm hitting the reset button, like leaving Chicago is starting all over again – in a good way! I'm about a 1/3rd across the country which means many more challenges and good times are waiting for me. Not to mention the cities I've yet to visit and fall in love with. I wish I had more to say, I'm still drained from the weekend and possibly crashing from a weeklong sugar rush from all the donuts. I wouldn't change a thing about anything that has happened while I've been in the windy city, it's been a terrific experience. I hope in the future, not necessarily on this trip, I get to spend some quality time with other cities and places so I can feel their presence within me as much ad I feel present within them. Afterall, isn't that what we're all trying to do even on a small scale? Feel comfortable and intimate with a place? Know all the backroads and shortcuts and all the best kept secrets? I don't know but it seems like that's what I want to know.