|Heading out again this morning. Taking 44 toward MI. Stopped in Springfield, MO for lunch and gas. Entered Illinois at 5:45pm CT. Letchfield, IL for gas and a little later, stopped for dinner. Decided to get past the Chicago traffic tonight, so continued to Lansing, IL, just a couple of miles from Indiana border. 578 miles today. Was hilly and pretty country early in the trip, but now just flat land. Have seen some change in colors on the trees today.