The woman comes out and says to me, apropos of nothing, "Why are some men as useless as tits on a bull?"
She then launches into the saga of her 71-year old boyfriend who is lazy and she does all the work and he plays computer games and they're moving and so she works all day and then packs at night and he does nothing other than one day he wiped out the empty kitchen cabinets.
I just stood there nodding and she proceeded to give me her employment history, what was wrong with this current hotel, all the politics an I could hear the clock in my mind ticking by... and I would try to say things like "Oh well, thanks for the help..." or "Well, I better get going" and those things didn't phase her. Finally she stopped and I then went to fuel up, got some breakfast and was on my way.
I got temporarily lost (well, not lost, but on the wrong highway) around Chicago where I mistook highway 290 for highway 294 but it only took about 30 minutes to get back on track. Soon it was time for lunch... early on in Indiana and I got off the first exit, and I must have been divinely guided because what was the only place in sight? Yes, Culver's! Yay, my habit continues.
Going through drive-thru:
|this location had the flavor of the day on the drive-thru tv screen; CHOCOLATE ALMOND SALTED CARMEL. Oh my.,|
|and here it is.... goeey carmel with sliced almonds in chocolate custard|
|Now I'm in a Red Roof Inn in Clyde, Ohio and here is the view from my room.|
|Here's the room. All very nice, very clean.|
|Here's my "side salad" -- really good, fresh.|
|I know they are frozen, but I got fried shrimp with the restaurant's homemade potato chips and cole slaw. All really good.|