Chicago via Indiana

We have arrived in Chicago. We are staying in a one-bedroom apartment near the University of Chicago. The neighborhood seems vey rice with shops and restaurants. We are very tired from three days of driving, so we made dinner and are watching the Yankees- Red Sox game.

Most of the drive today was in Indiana. It was very rainy and the temperature dropped by thirty degrees. Indiana seems flat, certainly flatter than Western Massachusetts. We drove past Elkhart, which is the city that President Obama talks about in a public service announcement. As we were driving, I remembered that Indiana was the center of Klu Klux Klan activity in the 1920’s.

There were several signs for casinos. One appeared to be for a resort, similar to Foxwoods. The gaming center in Batavia left a lot to be desired. It reminded me of a video game arcade in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. The place in Batavia did not have any gaming tables, just rows and rows of video slots, poker, and other games. Monday was senior day; it was definitely an older, retired crowd. I do not see how something like that does anything to increase tourism or help the economy of the town.

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