Then, of course, I got out my trusty map (okay, that's a lie...I looked at Google maps online) and would you believe it....the house is exactly halfway between Chicago & Detroit, less than 2 hours from South Bend, IN (helllooooooo, Notre Dame!) or Ann Arbor (hola, Univeristy of Michigan!), and just one hour from Lansing (bonjour, Michigan State!) or Grand Rapids (konichiwa....um...whatever-school-you-might-have!). And Kalamazoo is right over there, and Battle Creek is right over there....but we'd get to be in the country, on a dirt road. With dogs! And chickens! But with wireless high-speed internet access! And no mortgage.
Dude, hold the phone- I just decided to draw a circle around our house, the radius of which is the distance that Tommy will be driving tomorrow to get to Toronto. Do you know what is inside that circle?!?!? Everything. Okay, not everything, but lemme just say that it includes....wait, I'll show you!
Don't lie, you know you're impressed by my amazing graphic design skills.
So basically what you're telling me is that we could drive to any of these places for a weekend trip? What is that, like, 7 states or something? Pittsburgh? Cleveland? Louisville? Indianapolis? Milwaukee? Chicago? Detroit? St. Louis almost made it in there even! Man, America is cool.