I took the day off from work and meandered around the rural parts of Northeastern Illinois. I generally kept it between Chicago and Peoria. Other than getting beyond Joliet and coming home after having a bite to eat for supper, I drove back roads and scenic routes.
Thereâ€™s a fewer number of Trump signs on lawns in the villages. I saw more Biden signs than ever, which I found surprising for the rural parts of the state. This gave me a glimmer of hope.
Whenever I stopped folks were generally wearing masks; there was maybe one or two people total that didnâ€™t have a mask on when I stopped at a Walmart to use the rest room.
I let my mind meander as I meandered around the Illinois River Valley. Itâ€™s a good way for me to figure things out.
And now Iâ€™m ready for a proper weekend.