The Gekko's just got back from a long weekend getaway that took us to Chicago to Summerfest in Milwaukee.
One of the things you get when you cruise through these "progressive" areas are tolls........ lot's of tolls.
From Cincinnati to Milwaukee you'll need about 8 bucks for the privilege of driving on a freeway your tax dollars already paid for.
But hey, without the tolls, those roads would be horrible, Right?
Let's just say that the $3.50 toll to ride the Chicago Skyway subsidizes what might be the worst stretch of road in the history of the interstate system. What has all that money done for that 15 mile gravel road?
What's even more interesting is the 80 cent right to drive through Gary Indiana. In all fairness, I'd probably pay $20.00 not to have to stop in Gary.
By the way, it appears the casino in Gary has worked wonders for their economy. Now, people can actually afford to board up their abandoned houses.
Per Mrs. Gekko. "Wow! This area is really spooky looking. It's like a ghost town."
As soon as I bill a few dollars to pay for the tolls I just shelled out for, I'll be back to blogging.