In the land of Hoosiers

HAUBSTADT, Ind. — I’m taking a break from the road right now. I’m at a Pilot travel stop just north of Evansville, approximately 25 miles (40 km) east of the Indiana-Illinois state line. 

Lot of driving yesterday. I left Crista’s office in Hays at 10:45. I got to Kansas City International at 2:45, parked my car at the bottom of the garage adjacent to terminal C, then rode the shuttle bus to the rental car counter. 

I thought as an Avis Preferred member, my car parking spot would be listed on the monitor. It wasn’t, and I was a little upset that I would have to wait some. Fortunately, it didn’t take long, and I got a pretty good land barge, I mean SUV, to drive. 

Kansas City to St. Louis on Interstate 70 was fine–until I tried to locate my hotel. I got off on Interstate 270 and thought I could reach it from there. Nope, but at least I got some drinks at QuikTrip. I got lost on the exit I thought I had to take, so I crossed the Missouri River and then went back across. Finally found it after looking it up on Google maps. 

Dead tired last night. No time for a visit to Buffalo Wild Wings. No time for anything, except sleep, which I did well. 

Left St. Louis at 9:45. I passed completely through Illinois and into Indiana. I attempted to blog from my iPad at the Indiana welcome center, but the Bluetooth on my iPad is a little funky since it interacted with the Bluetooth in the rental car.

The rental car is very neat. I plugged my iPod into a USB port, and it would play the music and show the full information–song, arist, album, and cover art. Very nice. 

I think I’m still on Central time, but I’ve set my watch to Eastern time in anticipation of the change coming up along Interstate 64. 

Lexington is about three hours away. I’ll be in Kentucky sooner than that, passing through the heart of Louisville. 

The forecast is pretty gloomy most of the weekend. Rain, and lots of it. I saw up to an inch Saturday. If there is no game Saturday, that means two 7-inning games Sunday. That would not bother me. I’m in Lexington until Monday morning anyway. 

I’m going to stock up on food and drink and keep on going. Not really that hungry, and besides, I want to eat good in Lexington. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on April 20, 2017, in College Baseball and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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