|Every small town in the Midwest has a barn, a broken fence, an abandoned church, and a graveyard.|
So I meant to write this earlier but I've been sick with a chest cold/sinus infection for the last week. But, it's better late than never. It's the second part to my travelogue series. I last left you off describing Central PA (ie. Pennsyl-tucky) and why it's worth visiting. However, there are many folks out there who also have never been through the Midwest. And you don't know what you're missing there either. I make a lot of jokes about the Midwest, but the truth is that there is a lot of charm and personality. What many consider 'fly over' territory is actually worth driving through. And if you disagree, then you're just a coastal snob.
After leaving Harrisburg, my mom and I drove through Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois before reaching St. Louis (that's in Missouri by the way). It astounds me the number of Americans who don't know US geography, especially when it comes to 'fly over' territory. Many people think Missouri is next to Texas or Idaho. I never correct them; I just give them a look like someone just farted gold glitter. Actually, what I find sad is that foreigners I've met know US geography better than most Americans. They also usually speak English better too. Sorry, but it's the truth. So I will go to the liberty of putting a US map below so you can identify whichever states you don't know.
And that ends my road trip saga. I cannot wait for the next time I get to jump into a car and drive off into the great beyond 'looking for adventure and whatever comes my way'. Until next time!