Driving through the Polis
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Leaving Chicago, we pushed further East driving on the Indiana highway which is designed a little differently... or at least looks old in term of size.
The countryside was mainly flat with some views on the surrounding fields from time to time but we didn't make any stops on the way. Our goal was to reach Dayton, Ohio for the night but we had enough time to do that without even having to rush. So once we arrived in the vicinity of Indianapolis we simply drove around the peripheric highway and finally entered the city from the East.
We managed to park downtown and walked around the 'old' center. The sun was there and despite still being winter-ish, the day was really warm... there even was some TV crew marking the event for the evening news.
The city was greatly compact enough to be easy to walk, so we went along the Capitol area and the War memorial monuments and parks. It is strange to see War Memorials about wars that hardly makes the common memory now outside the States. Seems that Indiana is very proud of the French & Indian War or other American Revolution's related battle. The fairly exhibing bears on the monument definitely showed ... err, defiance.
The afternoon went by quickly, so we just had a sandwich in a little shop downtown before heading back to the car and start driving toward Columbus. It would be obvious we would arrive after dusk though.