We drove north on Interstate 57 until we arrived at Salem, Illinois, where we checked in to room 315 of the Quality Inn and Suites. We had a nice suite that had a separate sitting room with table and television when you first come in, and then a doorway to the bedroom with the king bed, a desk and another television.
We went to the nearby Walmart to get some groceries and snacks and came back to the room. We played double solitaire, we did some reading, and we ate some crackers with cheese spread. We also exchanged anniversary gifts.