The drive from Ravenna to Chicago went swimmingly well.
I took a tiny side trip (just a jog off the highway) to drive through Taco’s birthplace, Elkhart Indiana – “RV capital of the World” (and apparently, “Band Instrument capital of the World”, who knew). The RV Hall of Fame is worth a trip.
I made it into Chicago right at rush hour – the highway was bad enough, try towing a vintage camper down the bumpy streets of the West side of Chicago.
I was meeting a friend of Kelly’s for dinner that night and parked my whole production at a Walmart on W North Ave and hopped on public transportation into the city. I’m somewhat directionally impaired and transit systems are baffling to me (inbound, outbound, N,W,E,S…) I finally made it into town to meet Kate at a bar on N Ashland Ave, The Cobra Lounge. We had a few drinks, and then Kate took me to another cool hipster hotspot, Big Star, in Wicker Park.
“Tacos, Whiskey, Hillbilly Music…sounds like Heaven.” is their tag-line and very aptly describes the scene.
It was packed – the service was fantastic and the food was delish.
We ended the night just before midnight (I had to move Taco to a 24 hour Walmart just outside of the city). There is so much more to do and see – Chicago, you will be hearing from me again, soon.
Next stop – Camanche, IA!