The flight back wouldn't have been too bad had it not been for the over exuberance of 6 days partying in England.
I finally arrived back at the Clabby's at 8pm Chicago time, or 2am UK time. I had already eaten but talked to them while they had their dinner. I must have looked like a zombie and threw in the towel 2 hours later.
The bad news is I fear I have gotten over the jet lag already as I easily slept through until 7am. I was hoping to use some early starts to my advantage when I begin riding again on the 5th of July.
After spending the morning re organising my life from 1 bag into 4 Panniers I made the 11 mile journey across Chicago, back to Hostel Earphoria.
That's where I'm basing myself for the 4th of July celebrations. The day we finally got independence from America. That's right isn't it? ;)
The ride over was strange. Part way along easy bike paths, part sharing busy roads with cars and buses. My legs felt good getting back into it, but my body and mind were not in shape. the first few days heading out and away from Chicago are not going to be easy.
Strangely it's been cooler here today than it was in England. Very mild but that is apparently going to change soon.
There was a little bit of wind to cope with but that was down to dodgy aeroplane food ;)
Thanks again to Mike and Susan who were really helpful, nice people to stay with. They live in a great part of Chicago in a big house with a good feel about it.
Apparently the church that featured in Home Alone was very nearby. As soon as I heard that fact I realised that this part of the city really reminds me of that film.
I will miss it, but Logan Square is a cool place to stay too.