Where not to buy a BLT.

Inside Chicago’s Midway Airport, close to Gate A5, there’s a food place called Manny’s which looks really nice. It’s styled like a vintage cafeteria and seems very popular with people in the airport.
I ordered a BLT, thinking it was an American Classic that I had not yet tried.
The server was grumpy and just threw the food together. I had to rearrange the sandwich myself in order to pick it up and eat it. It cost me almost $8 for that.
It occurred to me just now at the gate lounge when a young woman sat beside me with a burger and fries that I would have had friendlier service and more food for less money at McDonald’s. More calories too, no doubt, but I’d be willing to live with that.

Roadtripping #20

We spent last night at the KOA in Union, Illinois, about an hour’s drive from where we have to return the RV.
It was another really pretty campground, although the bathrooms were probably the poorest we have seen on our trip so far. Even so, the water in the showers was hot and had good pressure, so I am not going to complain.

The road trip ends this morning with us delivering the RV back to Cruise America in Chicago. We have washed the outside, cleaned the inside and miraculously managed to get all our stuff into our suitcases again. I wasn’t convinced that was going to happen.

Roadtripping in the RV has been a fantastic way to travel the country and still feel that we have a “home” or, at least, our own space instead of living out of a suitcase and staying in a different hotel every night as we would if we had rented a car instead.
We’ve been able to do our own cooking, which has saved us a lot of cash and a lot of hidden calories.

This afternoon we fly to Houston. I’m looking forward to the differences in scenery there.
After all the stories and jokes I have heard over the years, I am keen to see for myself what Texas is like. George Strait may be biased, but I would like to think he is not entirely wrong about his home state. And if he is your typical Texan, then yes please.

Megabus dos and don’ts.

The Megabus service is an efficient and very cheap way to get from the Rosa Parks Transit Centre in Detroit to Union Station, Chicago if you book well ahead. It cost $12US each for us to take the bus because I booked a couple of months ahead.
The bus has the suspension of a brick building, but you can overlook that if you are inclined to focus on the positives.
Clean bus, very polite and helpful staff, and some lovely scenery along the way.
Don’t rely on using that little bathroom at the back of the bus, though, unless you are short and thin with thighs strong enough to keep you on the potty while the bus is bouncing and shuddering.