Day 2 of Road Trip 2010

Galena, Illinois

Cross-country statistics:

Miles traveled: 1,346

States crossed: 5

Meals eaten: 2

Hours Driven: 22 (writing this at 1:40 a.m. CT and we left at 11 a.m. ET 6/26)

Coffees consumed: 2

Number of times I ran out of gas: 1

Cute animals that nearly became roadkill: 4 (woodchuck, opossum, deer and white cat in Lawton, Iowa)

Animals caught re-enacting their own “Why did he cross the road?” jokes: 2 (woodchuck at attention and opossum in headlights, both on Rt. 20)

Times my mom was called “sweetie” at the truck stop diner Iron Skillet in Perrysburg, Ohio: 7

Amish buggies seen being driven on the road in Shipsewana, Ind.: 1

Amish buggies seen parked for the Mennonite services: 40

Insects on Kamikaze missions into our windshield: thousands

Gallons of windshield-wiper fluid used to clean said insects: 10

Hotels passed because parking was not suitable for my mom: dozens

Motel parking lots we pulled out of because it looked like the set of “1408”: 1

Ratio of Iowa’s corn stalks to world population: 1,000,00o to 1

Flavors of popcorn at Great American Popcorn Company in Galena, Ill.: over 80

Amount of fun my mom and I are having: Endless!


About Moni

Lover of life, singer of songs and soon-to-be creator of pretty things. I'm a former digital media editor who's launching a clothing line in 2018. When I'm not wife-ing and mom-ing, I'm walking the dog, drinking wine (or tequila) and planning future camping trips. And thrifting, binging on true crime shows, and wishing I was SUP-ing somewhere along the Pacific coast.
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2 Responses to Day 2 of Road Trip 2010

  1. Curiously, reading this makes me want to hit the road.

  2. Pingback: My Love for Road Trips: An Introduction to Our Cross-Country Adventure | Wine + Quill

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