Day 2 started in Cleveland, Ohio. Nothing too remarkable to report here. I managed to find a couple more guitars this morning.
And, we did venture down to the water before leaving town, since we didn’t have time last night. Having never been to any of the great lakes, I was super impressed. It really felt like the ocean. And, actually, as weird as this may sound, it felt a lot like Baltimore to me. Or maybe the Maryland shore. The harbor, the boats, the seagulls. It all felt so familiar.
By mid-morning, we were headed west on route 80, Chicago bound. The pleasant 6 hour drive was punctuated by three Baltimore Orioles sightings (odd, did they follow us from Charm City?) and my first ever lunch at a Steak and Shake where I had a solid burger and a super tasty Orange Creamsicle Shake.
At about 3 o’clock local time, we were pulling into a parking space in front of Parker’s Pets in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. We decided to make time for a stop at Parker’s because Katie, the owner, and I have been online friends for several years now but have never met in person.
And, so, that was Day 2 of the Best Roadtrip Ever (of 2012). Ever.