* it takes 12-14 hours to travel between Durham and Indianapolis. Don’t let Google Maps lie to you about this.

* The GPS was more help in Louisville than in Indy.

* Lynn’s Paradise Cafe is an excellent place to stop for dinner.

* Bob Evans is a terrible place to stop for lunch, or probably for any meal.

* It’s better not to know that the thunderstorm you’re driving through is spawning tornadoes until after the fact.