Day One – Cincinnati to Lincoln IL
Miles: 331


Steve had some work commitments near Indy on Tuesday, so we met at the Applebee’s in Brownsburg on the Southwest side of Indy to begin our trip. After we had a quick bite we jumped on the interstate and saw that we were going to get wet; not a great way to start but we can do 200 miles of rain standing on our head. So, after about 10 miles we stopped in a rest area to put on the suits. Unlike 2009 there were no tornadoes this year. After a quick 30 or 40 miles we pulled off on an exit ramp and removed our suits not knowing at the time they would not see the light of day again. We stopped for gas near Champaign/Urbana and made our final stop in a rest area just short of the Hampton Inn on I-55. Lincoln is a little out of the way but Steve had some Hilton points and the Hampton Inn there did not require as many Hilton Points for a free night’s stay.

2012 Actual Tuesday July 17