Packing took a little longer than usually due to my sickly state (and a 24 hour bug that plagued some of my most helpful workers) but all was accomplished by 6pm.
We departed at 7:30, drove without incident through Milwaukee, Chicago and parked 18 miles south of Gary at our favorite truck stop, the Flying J.
Travel time 5 hours
State of the bus: still relatively orderly
State of mind: still sane
Now my least favorite part of the journey: INDIANA.