By this time I have a routine going, and every day I pick up groceries, hopefully close to the route, like in St. Joseph, where the store was directly en route to the LMT.
Today started on quiet roads, with a view of the Interstate to remind me of why I’m using the guide book.
I usually stop at something interesting for a break, and today it was a Farmers market. Same as in Alberta. No need to leave home, just visit the market nearest you.
There’s another state here, Indiana, and it starts with the beach and the marina in Michigan City.
The south end of the lake has a string of beach towns with expensive homes, where people from Chicago have been coming for a long time, many with private beaches. Here’s a sign from the Grand Old Days.
I was on another Lakeshore Drive, with the beach for residents only.
For you railroad buffs, I finally found out what the South Shore Line was, and here is the route map.
It was and still is a commuter route for all these beach towns.
The pictures are a mix of sun and cloud, because the sky varies by the hour. One thing that is the same is temperatures of around 29 C, and humidity ranging from 57% up to 100% — heavy rain falling at night, luckily.
So I welcome a modern Oasis for the weary traveller.