We love West Virginia. But what happened to "Wild and Wonderful"?!
We woke up early our second day and left Richard's at around 8. We stopped at a cute little coffee shop in Pittsburgh
and then got going. We drove through the rest of Pennsylvania, a bit of West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. It was our first time in many of these states, and we had a lot of fun. We played cow poker, which is a fun game when you are traveling very long distances and there are lots of cows, barns, American flags, etc. along the way. We drove through Amish land and saw a horse and buggy on the side of the road, much to my delight. We stopped in Mansfield, Ohio for lunch and ate at this place that was Ohio State themed. It was a bit overwhelming, but lots of fun. In Findlay, Ohio I got a speeding ticket (my very first!) for going 86 mph in a 65 zone. Other than that, the drive was uneventful. I read On the Road
by Jack Kerouac (one of my favorite books) to Matt and Auni. We sadly didn't get to spend time in Chicago, as the place we were staying was a bit outside the city and we were exhausted. We got to Auni's family friend Lynda's lovely but suburban house, had dinner, talked with the family a bit (while the parents were on vacation, their 17 year old son had a party and accidentally burnt part of their fence down) and went to bed.