It was a long drive. But I made it through. I talked to my brother several times over the course of the journey to let him know where I was and to forward the information along to a friend via e-mail.
Here's a sample:
Approaching Columbus, 9 a.m. EDT
30 miles east of Dayton at a rest stop, 9:49 a.m. EDT
Stopped for gas at a station next to a urologist's office.
Rest stop where this update was filed had foul-smelling soap. Hands stink ...
Sunny in Ohio, upper 70s
Lunch stop, Plainfield Rest Area, just west of the Indianapolis beltway. 12:07 EDT
ETA in Springfield: 8 p.m. CDT.
That is all for now.
Gassing up at Marshall, Ill., just over the line from Indiana, 2:35 p.m. CDT. Some problem starting the pump. Stand by for more details as they become available.
More from Marshall, Ill., fillup. Reason for pump problem: Did not press "start" button.
Averaging 33+ mpg since previous fillup.
Jason did report another noxious smell, but I will not elaborate.
Tunes: Making use of his iPod, Jason played the live version of "Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac, stimulating memories of the concert he attended with you.
I think Jason is about 375 miles from Springfield. At a 60 mph pace, he would need at least 6 hours, which would put him in Springfield around 9 p.m. CDT.
Jason arrived at 9 p.m. CDT, a bit tired and apparently hungry for grease. I guided him to a Burger King after he reached Springfield, where he ordered a burger, large fries and gigantic drink, which he consumed at our dad's house. Jason will have more on his blog later today.