We book into the Super 8 Motel in Hampshire, Illinois knowing we've done the hardest days driving of the tour - 913 km (570 miles).
- Customs Officer at Windsor/Detroit border crossing, "You're going to Montana in that?!"
- Guy at rest stop near Kalamazoo, Michigan, "You bought that at the right time. I saw them all over Italy."
- 3 white-tailed deer, two of which we discouraged from crossing the highway by using the horn
- 1 groundhog, ditto
- large snapping turtle showed no signs of wishing to tangle with traffic