We got a later start today because one of Nancy's cats, Spencer, came home from the vet this morning. After keeping an eye on him for a couple of hours, we took off at noon.
There seems to be a continuous construction zone starting just before Milwaukee and going to, I dunno, Chicago at least. And we hit Chicago at rush hour, which added about 90 minutes to our driving day. Things finally cleared up somewhere south of Gary, IN, and it was smooth sailing for the rest of the way to Indianapolis.
The best part of the trip today, however, was booking a hotel. Between my Nokia E72, JoikuSpot, my netbook, http://www.betterbidding.com/, and http://priceline.com/, Nancy got a $159 room for $52 at the East Indianapolis Marriott. We booked when we were about an hour out, zipping along at 77 MPH. It got great reviews, and is right on the way out of town (I-70), so it should be easy to hop on and head east in the morning.
Saving money + being geeky = fun.