With our plan finalized, we headed off on our adventure. The first two hours of the cruise was over intimately familiar territory - both sides of our family are from more southern Illinois. Once beyond that, it became only vaguely familiar. The children, though, were strangely well-behaved. Was it a plot? A ploy for us not to turn the van around before the point of no return? Maybe the knowledge that Amy had packed surprises was affecting them. Whatever it was, it was a nice reprieve.
Southern Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee look pleasantly the same