Chicago to Morton, Illinois

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Illinois

Day 1: October 21st

Route 66 runs alongside a major Interstate,  the I55. To the left are traintracks and telephone wires. To the right is the Interstate. The road is flat, and on  Sunday afternoon near deserted, unlike the Interstate.

IllinoisI left home at 4am UK time, I’m on the road in a (Chevy Camaro convertible) hire-car by 4pm enjoying the Illinois sunshine and autumn colours. Too tired to really take time to explore I drive to my friends home stopping only at the small town of O’Dell that calls itself a “Small town with a big heart”. It was beautiful and strangely deserted…where have all the people gone…?

On to my friends home in Morton where there was some serious barbeque preparation underway,  I learned that BBQ is very complicated and time consuming.

The local cicadas were serenading the early evening. Some  PG tips welcomed me and they found a shredded skin of a cicada for me to see what they looked like:

PG tips teabag and circada

Chicago to Morton, Illinois
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  1. Geoff writes:

    I saw the first cicada of the season in Sydney Australia yesterday. Here, they have always heralded summer. It’s strange (to me) that you are seeing them now in Illinois, which Wunderground says is 43F in Morton. In Sydney it’s 19C/66F) at 10 PM. And raining, for the first tine in ages 🙂

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    wendy writes

    I wrote this post on October 21st, the cicada were singing but my hosts told me they were fewer, quieter, than the summer. Still beautiful and something I associate with American summers outside of Seattle…

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  2. Scarlet writes:

    For one scary moment I thought the tea bag had sprouted legs.
    Sx

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  3. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Hmmm. How do you cook cicadas? Did it taste nice?

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