The hotel had doughnuts (Krispy Kreme!) and muffins for breakfast, guest laundry was available for us in the morning, better yet, I got a free cycle. They seemed to have a trouble on the machines, and I happened to be there at the time it got fixed. I was just wondering when the empty washer's spinning cycle ends, if ever, when the repairman arrived. I talked to him and he was kind enough to reset the machine. He assured me it was OK that I didn't put my coins in, just I was lucky today (and suggested me to buy a lottery ticket with that one dollar meant to be used for laundry), and promised me he would leave the dryer so it would work just pushing the "start" button. When I went back to the laundry room, the dryer was there just as he promised me as, but the price was raised from $0.75 to $1. If my timing was not right, I would have paid $2 to finish my laundry (which is what I would do without complaint, though). Only two dollars, but came with the conversation with the repairman, enough to make me ridiculously happy all day.
Start milage;1125.4 mile (not the odometer reading, but the "trip" meter. Didn't bother to reset it.)
From Chicago to Canton, OH takes about 6 hours' drive, according to MapQuest driving direction. Problem is, we move from Central Time Zone to Eastern Time Zone along the way. Which means, we need at least 7 hours on the clock. We started around 9:30.
Lunch; McDonald's at service area on Interstate 90 Chicken nuggets, Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, 1/4 Pounder Burgers without cheese
Since the trip to Colorado last summer, Cars soundtrack CD is "the travel songs" for us. I just don't know how many times we listened to it again and again, cruising at 70MPH on highways. While our daughter is taking a nap, we would turn on the radio for a little change (usually a country music or 80's), but when she wake up, we just go back to the CD.
When our daughter was still a newborn, I used to sit right beside her child seat. After I resumed driving, my husband always sat next to her in the backseat, not wanting to miss any minutes to be close to her. Now it's a rule; one driver in the front, other two in the back.
Hotel; Best Western North Canton
Fried calamari, Eggplant parmigiano, Pesto tortellini, Spaghetti with butter
End milage; 1574.9 mile
Checking e-mails every night, I am starting to unsubscribe the newsletters from grocery stores, bookstores and online shopping sites who only ships for North America. Wrapping up things is sad.
6 days in America