There's a sort of Internet tradition of posting photos of hotel-room views when traveling, so here's a very slightly artsy version of same:
The first time I looked out the window, there was a big-ass truck parked directly in front of it. I like this version a little better, though.
Kidding about the accommodations aside, I had a good time visiting the University of Illinois, and my talk there went very well. The travel to and from Champaign was less than enjoyable, but such is the airline industry in the modern US...
Looks like 350 Hotel rooms I've been staying in.
I want to complain that the advert below your post offers me links to articles with the following titles a) "Traumatic anal intercourse with a pig" b) "Is my penis too small too big, or just right?" and c) "Reverse Bestiality: When Animals Commit Sexual..."
I have no clue what's wrong with your post, but I do find this a little disturbing.
"The travel to and from Champaign was less than enjoyable" Not new, I fear. When I was there in the '70's to and from the Boneyard was less than enjoyable. Air or ground.
Ugh. I'm really sorry about the gross ads; I've forwarded the comment to the Powers What Is at ScienceBlogs, and we'll see if they can find the culprit.