Illinois, USA


Travelling in April means showers. At least, it does in the UK, and it rained persistently as we left Chicago and hit the Illinois hinterland. It's Abe Lincoln country. Lincoln was actually born in Kentucky. But he moved to the state when he was 24 and stayed until he became US president in 1861. Interstate 55 will take you from Chicago clear through Bloomington to Springfield. The land is flat. White painted timber houses. Tractors on the horizon. Some industry here and there too. Soybean, corn and wheat fields nudge up to the road's edge. We play music and watch the road. The rain beats a travelling rhythm on the glass.





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