Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tom Tom Agrees, Western Illinois Sucks Prong!!!


This is what Western Illinois looks like to Tom Tom and oddly enough, that's about as colorful as it gets. For the longest time, I wondered why Chicago was so windy, now I know. There ain't a damn thing blocking the wind! On one side, Lake Michigan and its vastness, on the other, flat Kansas-looking Illinois...and its vastness. I saw dead birds all over the damn place, why? They died from exhaustion from finding a place to frickin' land! It was flat, uninteresting, torturous and seemed to go on forever...kinda like watching Fox News. If you want a more scenic view and don't care about time being saved, you may want to take the Route 66 way, seriously. You'll also find better places to eat, believe me.

OH LOOK!!! IT'S A HILL!!!...and the only one for about 200 miles after you get past East St. Louis:

I swear to God, if you dropped me into that part of Illinois blindfolded, I would swear I was in Kansas somewhere. With this kind of driving, hallucinogens aren't necessary as you will be seeing shit after a while of driving here, so save your 'shrooms.

I am the Complaint Department Manager and I do not approve this kind of landscape.

9 comments:

It's Me said...

LOL! It's called, "Boh-ring" scenery!!

Kim said...

I once drove through the desert and it was so flat, and so brown and so boring, that I almost drove off the road when a tumbleweed tumbled in front of me and scared the shit out of me.

longrooffan said...

Sound alot like the non coastal areas of South Florida. And, what? You can't read a map? Those GPS devices are only as good as those who input the data.

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Coby said...

Damn! Can't even pretend like "The Hills have eyes"! lol!

Michelle said...

At least you went into the right direction. I know someone on their way to Wisconsin that wound up going near Chicago! TOM TOM NO NO!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

My one experience of long-distance driving into the midwest was a trip I made to Indiana for a friends wedding 12 years ago. I remember feeling the same way you did driving through much of Ohio.

Hope you were at least cranking some good tunes?

Darius said...

I just came from a road trip too - and most of America is like that. Don't put Chicago on blast like that - lol. I was in Michigan this past weekend - um...what's they're excuse...it was windy as heck there too!

Red said...

OK so that spot in the distance is not a flying cow, right?

newlinniche said...

Yeah when the hubby and I drove to Chicago from the Twin Cities...it was Culvers and farms, that's it. So I feel your pain.