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What?!

May 11th, 2010



How did this come to be the name of a grooming parlor?

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Not too impressive

May 11th, 2010



But two is technically "flags"

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A night at home

May 11th, 2010



At least it felt that way. Janice and John are the first-cousin-once-removed-in-law and first-cousin-once-removed, respectively, of my friend Ned from New York. I basically got to be their surrogate child for the night, filling in for their son Doug, who is the same age as me. John fixed me a cocktail as soon as I arrived and prepared a delicious dinner, and Janice did my laundry, made me a big breakfast, and sent me off with about fourteen pounds of food for the road (I almost needed a sidecar to carry it all).

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The meadows of Indiana

May 11th, 2010



They’re not always so big on pedestrian accommodations here.

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Cool logo!

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Trains!

May 11th, 2010



The first of many rail crossings today

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Impact attenuators

May 11th, 2010



The barrels are designed to absorb the impact of a car that’s heading into the concrete wall. These barrels were empty, which is unusual. Read more!

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Oh, this is it

May 11th, 2010



I’d been wondering.

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But not street smart

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Wolf Lake

May 11th, 2010



Quite an interesting place

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A tiny little tree oasis

May 11th, 2010



In a grim part of Indiana

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A casino?

May 11th, 2010



I wonder if that means I’m getting close to some kind of jurisdictional boundary?

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Another casino shot

May 11th, 2010



The Horseshoe Casino

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Illinoize

May 11th, 2010



This is what passes for a "Welcome to" sign, apparently.

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A homemade memorial

May 11th, 2010



To Raul Rebeles, a construction worker who fell to his death from the Chicago Skyway. It’s built on a column supporting the Skyway.

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A remnant

May 11th, 2010



The visible part reads "Illinois-Indiana Stateline Monument". Which is weird, because this was a good distance from the state line.

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It’s been a while

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The first mural I’ve seen since Bowling Green, OH

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Whatever they are

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No Cruising Zone

May 11th, 2010



I can’t find specifically what this means in Chicago, but I assume it’s something like this.

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Also, is that Lance Armstrong’s signature or a graffiti tag?