On the Way to the Wedding Roadtrip — Reports from Jim: Day 6 — Indiana Dunes to Fermi Lab

Our road trip across the country on the way to our daughter’s wedding has begun! We’re taking the slow roads, avoiding the interstates, stopping to walk through the little towns we pass through if they catch our eye. For the next few weeks, we will be footloose and fancy free. And then we will be parents of the bride. So, please welcome my husband, Jim, to the blog. Jim is the photographer in the family, and he will be taking pictures and giving updates on the trip from his perspective.

Indiana: Sand and Science

Day 6 – July 20, 2012

Comfort Inn breakfast had doughnuts and pastries, which we avoided. Grabbed coffee and some round scramble egg things and took them up to the room (the egg things were to make breakfast sandwiches).

Decided that our stop today would be Indiana Dunes, but first some more coffee (for Kelly). Using Yelp she found a Starbucks not too far from our route (Chai tea for me and Lattee for Kelly). Got to drive through the OH and Indiana farm country, not a lot to see or report on.  My excitement came from the car.  I found gas for 3.47 (I had seen as low as 3.33) and went to fill up. The pumps had three handles, ethanol (85%), gas (90%) and diesel.  I had never seen the ethanol before (for Flex fuel vehicles, don’t even remember what it cost).  Machine insisted that I choose a grade after removing the hose. Felt stupid as I looked to see what to press, eventually I came across the right key but no idea what it was. For the next 50 some miles I got over 53 MPG!!!!!.

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