Day 6: July 23, 2015
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I had a very pleasant drive south from Elgin on IL-47 then turned east on US-30 before ending the day on the west side of Joliet. This morning started nicely with the discovery that I was about half a mile from one of the top rated breakfast spots in Joliet. This is the second location for Big Apple Pancake House with the original going strong in Chicago Heights.

I stayed with US-30 into Indiana and even pulled over to take a picture of the naked monuments at the Lincoln Highway Ideal Section in Dyer. The plaques have been removed from the Ideal Section monument and the Henry Ostermann Bench and are being refurbished. They will be remounted on the restored monuments next year when a sidewalk and information kiosk are added.

I turned onto I-65 at Merrillville and followed the interstate to Indianapolis. This picture is from north of Lafayette where dozens of windmills cover the countryside. I realize that it doesn't look at all different from any other still photograph of a bunch of windmills but the actual scene sure seemed different. Those blades are not stopped by the camera's shutter. Not one of the more than 300 turbines was turning. It definitely felt eerie.

I crossed the north edge of Indianapolis on I-465 then drove a couple of mile from the expressway to check out Redemption Alewerks. That's their Reclamation Nitro Vanilla Porter sitting in front of me.

The rest of the way home was about equal parts US-52, construction detours, and interstate.

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