This’ll be me tomorrow morning—bright, early, and probably surprisingly chipper!
We kind of go down, over & up, then down again (if you’re looking down at the map, that is!), with lots of layovers, so we probably won’t get to Illinois much faster than if we WERE in this little plane. But we’ve got books, music, podcasts, a deck of cards with Gin Rummy instructions, and–best of all–anticipation! Son is probably looking forward to midwest-cousin time as much as I’m looking forward to Chicago, so we’re both going to be in great moods.
Hopefully, those moods will last through security checks, over-crowded flights, and a dearth of free airplane peanuts.
I’ll most likely be off-blogs and Twiter/FB for a few days. Just think of me walking museum halls, burying myself in research stacks, and eating Chicago pizza to find out WHY it’s so different from California’s.
Have a great week, everyone!