The route for today had been to drive to Dayton, Ohio and spend tomorrow visiting the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Then we would then have returned to Sudbury on Wednesday. However, we decided to head straight back to Sudbury instead.
We drove across the secondary roads of southern Illinois, straight roads that met at 90 degree angles as is common in the flatlands. I was cautious because there could be deer lurking in the morning haze, but all we saw was a family of raccoons crossing the road as they returned from a night of foraging. Sandy did get another very nice sunrise photo and I was reminded of why I don't like driving east into a sunrise. Eventually, we reached I-57 at Benson where we stopped at Mickey D's for another Happy Breakfast to go.
We followed a Tango truck north on I-57 to I-70 at Effingham and then headed east, but there were few trucks to draft on this stretch. We stopped at Greenup for fuel and then crossed into Indiana. Taking the south route around Indianapolis, we caught I-69 and followed it to Port Huron, Michigan. There were more wind turbine parts on the move today, underscoring just how wind farms, which have become prevalent, are continuing to grow.
Today's Route (643 Avalanche/trailer miles):