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One week ago I commented here that I'd love to take our rented Chevy HHR on a trip before turning it in. The Toyota was done Friday but we haven't picked it up yet. Son and I left with the HHR for Glendale Heights, IL, early Saturday for an open house at UTI, Universal Technical Institute, his probable school after graduation.
The 110 mile trip wasn't too bad. We didn't have an Illinois map and I didn't know where we were going, which made me nervous, but son had a borrowed GPS and hopefully knew how to use it. (We missed just one turn.)
Gas in Illinois was anywhere from 20 to 70 cents more per gallon than in Wisconsin, even though they also charge tolls.
You can find cigarettes in IL $9.40 a carton tax included, cheaper than in WI.
We looked at apartments while there and noted rents are probably $100.00 to $200.00 a month higher than you'd find in Waukesha for the equivalent.
We measured time and mileage between here and the Racine shop I'll be driving to next year. Thirty-five miles and forty-five minutes either via Hwy. 164 or I-94, on dry pavement, during daylight, and not during rush hour. (I'm currently driving 3 miles to catch a bus to Downtown Milw.)
We'll be turning in the rental soon but at least got in the trip I was hoping to take. Glad we didn't have to take the Toyota down.