Here i am driving to Chicago, in Illinois, note the flatness. just farms and corn to see is all there was, then went to a huge mall and of course had a little Cheesecake!!!! and now we are in the hotel by the airport. going to go to the airport tomorrow and get the EL and go downtown and see what that is like. will habe pics of tall buildings and crowds, one would assume. Darah, Carol's daughter is with us and it is special to have her, and for her to have time to herself. It is jarring to be away from her little family.