Just a short post as it's been a long day. After a big breakfast at Waffle House I got the bus to Chicago. The Megabus was on time which worked out well as I had a connection to make. It is funny to see the reaction of motorists as we cruise by as megabus uses double decker busses Not a common sight on North American highways!!!
I got the Amtrak and it was a good journey. When I left the station here in Springfield I wasn't sure which way to proceed to my hotel so I asked a fellow who was putting luggage in his car with his family. They couldn't figure out where the hotel would be but their son knew. They offered me a lift so I took it - so kind of them. It was about a mile. I found out when I got here that there is a shuttle that would have picked me up. So I will use it when I leave at noon on Wednesday.
I was registered at a different hotel but changed as this is where the walk starts and thought it woudl be handier plus it's a few dollars cheaper. It all helps!!!
It is a nice hotel and I must admit it is a lovely indulgence after five nights of air bnb homes.
My "smalls" are washed and I am sitting in my king sized bed watching TV - another guilty pleasure I missed for five nights!! (Tabitha never invited me to watch TV with them - she and her boyfriend spent hours in front of the TV with their laptops but more on that in another post)
Breakfast here is provided and I was given a bunch of coupons for local restaurants so I shall peruse them and see what looks good.
The wifi connection here is slow so there might not be any pictures until I get home.
Looking forward to the 10km walk tomorrow and exploring the Abraham Lincoln museum in the afternoon. (when rain is expected)