Travelling in USA 2008/09 travel blog

Today the car had its brakes checked out - but the grinding sound was in fact some plastic caught up in the wheel ... and then a car wash. Laurence also bought some new CDs - so we're all set for the next stage of the trip.

The drive today from Milwaukee to Chicago went via Rockford - a small place 85 miles NW of Chicago ... and the place where the sock knitting machine was invented ... and the classic American stuffed toy, the Sock Monkey. We went there for Laurence to do an interview and unbelievably, the wife of his interviewee turned out to have been the creator of the said Sock Monkey ... and she had a picture of Barack Obama being presented with a 7 foot high one!

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