Sir. Put down the road map and step away....
Why are you still home? If my Adult Supevisor said take as much time as you need I would be out the door RIGHT NOW. You can always wait to check the tires at the first gas stop and there are Salvation Army stores if you need to get something else to wear.
Tom42 posted a good set of direciton to avoid Chicago with some scenic routes and stops. Here is the link. [url]http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?p=70271&posted=1#post70271[/url]
I helped plan the routes and did some pre-rides for him. You don't need to go as far south as 24. You'll get rnough of that long straight boring road after you get into Eastern Indiana.
Lots of fun can be had without debauchery
Really. It does happen. Just bring the sense of humor.