Illinois, state forty-two, by the numbers:
Total miles: 193
Total money gained: $0
Total money spent: $39.12
Other transport: $0
Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $85.71
Total under budget: $46.59
Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $47
North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($206.50 from $100)
National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($325 from $80)
Number of free meals: 9
Total nights spent with people I already knew: 2
Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 1
Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0
Total nights spent in the car: 0
Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 2
Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 1
Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 1
Total dates: 0
Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 1
Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 7
Total “Am I done yet…?” moments: 1
Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 7
Chicago – Maggie Daley Park – especially if you are under the age of 12.
Chicago – Crown Fountain – cool installation art/fountain – especially nice on hot summer days.
Chicago Cultural Center – Tiffany glass dome – so freaking cool.
Blue Man Group – though you can also see them elsewhere…
Rockford – Anderson Japanese Gardens – especially on a sunny day.
ILLINOIS THINGS TO SKIP IF YOU’RE CRUNCHED FOR TIME:
Rockford bike path…pretty walk, some cool art, not worth a special trip though.
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