If you missed out on the chance to see my exciting adventures in Chicago a few weeks ago, you can read about them here:
Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Or you could, you know, scroll down. For some reason, when doing the blog, at the end it said 124 counties, though a comparison of my before and after mob-rule maps (which you can see on the Day 7 post) clearly says 128 counties (counting the Edgar County, IL debacle)
So I am being sent back to Chicago this upcoming week. As always, stay tuned to this blog for daily updates. The goals for this week are 97 counties. I don't want to spoil things, but let me just leave you with the following anecdote.
Suppose that you asked 100 people, Family Feud style, and asked them what places one might be likely to visit on the way from Chicago to Cincinnati, that the top 5 answers on the board would not include the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that nary a single soul would have even considered thinking about mentioning it, much less getting it past the part of their brain that censors out stupid ideas.
And.... let's just leave it at that for now :-D