Click above to watch part four of the USA tour videoblog….

A FOUR hundred-and-fifty mile drive from Elyria to Utica on our way east today.

But there’s an ‘oil change’ message popping up on the van dashboard, so first we have to find an Enterprise and see where to get the oil changed…we also need to renew the contract as we’ll have the vehicle more than 30 days.

We’re direct to a nearby Firestone where the work’s done in half an hour then we hit a post office and start our journey.

My cousin Dot gave us a Panera Bread gift card – that, along with one form Margaret’s pals Bill and Dorothy – have been seeing us right for many lunches. We do it again today 🙂

I take a turn driving, then Margaret finishes off the journey having done the majority of the work today.

The Utica Hotel is a grand old place. A little tired, but a funky, interesting downtown place to stay. The restaurant doesn’t tempt us tho’ so we head out for a walk and find a nice place where we have dinner – steak for Margaret, scallops for me…all pretty good –then wander back to the hotel for an early night.