One Of My Best Trips
I am willing to say now this is one of the most noteworthy roadtrips I’ve taken yet and I have taken a few. Time to talk about this route. Let’s discuss what it’s like to drive and create on the road as well. Learn more in Thanksgiving-Backroad-Bliss-Illinois-Indiana-Bob Davis Podcast 878.
Back Roads Rules
Fields Like Oceans
In the fall the skies and fields seem to open up. It’s like being on an ocean of brown and black, set against blue skies. Certainly the sunrises and sunset pastels of orange and red are unforgettable.
Why I Do This
Above all in Thanksgiving-Backroad-Bliss-Illinois-Indiana-Bob Davis Podcast 878 I take a moment to reflect on why I do this. In addition I’ll make some special notes on very inviting towns in the Land of Lincoln and the Hoosier State.
Rust Belt? Downtrodden? Don’t Believe It!
These days you can’t turn on the TV or read political commentary without some reference to the long suffering ‘rust belt’. The downtrodden in America’s ‘former’ industrial centers. Most of the time the people making those observations have never been here.
Good Old Days and Changes
Even more, sons and daughters of Chicago, Indianapolis, and place like Fort Wayne may pine away for the good old days.
I like to get the feel of what’s going on in these places.
For example Peoria has always been a hard bitten industrial town.
Moving Caterpillar’s corporate HQ to Chicago was a blow, but the plant is still there.
Some Of The Best Secret Small Towns In America
Especially relevant are Logansport and Peru Indiana, as well as scores of little towns along the way.
I wanted to shack up in every one of them.
Back To The WalMart Parking Lot
Finally I think the most challenging thing dealing with the stress of travel and creating at the same time. Sometimes just finding a place to shut down and get some sleep can be frustrating. Especially when you don’t stay in hotels and cook your dinner on a camp stove in the WalMart parking lot.
Challenging and Satisfying Work
In conclusion this kind of travel and creating is some of the most satisfying work I have done. After about a thousand miles, you start settling in and having a good time.
That’s when the trip begins.
Thanksgiving-Backroad-Bliss-Illinois-Indiana-Bob Davis Podcast 878