We stayed in Vandalia, Illinois. This was the state capital for a while.I had stopped there a few years ago and took my Akita dog Tsuki's picture with Lincoln, too.
The next night I stayed in Hayes, Kansas. The room was littered with dead insects. I didn't take a picture. I kept my suitcases zipped.
My last night was in Austintown, Ohio. I saw my first Starbucks that I'd seen since California. I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore. Here's my room.
And then the next night I slept in my own bed in Connecticut at the lake.