Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 41 - 7/18/16 Chicago, IL - Day Off

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.

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