Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The trip out

We got our little camper home, cleaned out, and packed, and hit the road.  We stopped for the first night to spend some time with our daughter and her family.  It's going to be three months before we get to hug the little ones again so Mimi and Papa had to get a final fix.

That night, we left and headed down the road towards Minneapolis.  It was around 9:00 or 10:00 when we finally got there.  We stopped to have a hello with our friends there.  Heidi was awake and we spent some time catching up with her.  Unfortunately, Bruce had worked long hours and needed to get up early, so we missed him.

On the way down there, a major storm was moving ahead of us.  We drove into it and it was pretty intense.  We apparently were moving faster than it was, because it hasn't even began raining there.  By the time we left, it was drizzling and eventually the storm was on us again.  As we moved through Wisconsin, the day was dreary and overcast even after the final passing of the storm.  I wasn't able to get good pictures until we were almost to Illinois.

As we traveled we saw various sights we've seen before and were reminded about them. Tonah is home to bog farms, which are cranberry farms.  Castle rock is a natural formation of rocks that rises strikingly over the highway outside Camp Douglas the Volk Field Air National Guard Base. The Base uses the formation for physical training. When we got to Kenosha, Wi, we found the Mars Cheese Castle. We were in Wisconsin, so we had to sample cheese.  I'll write more about that later.  Through Milwalkee an down Lake Michagan to Chicago.  Rush hour traffic toll roads and finally, the final toll bridge to get to Indiana. We hit a couple of tolls, and we were paying more than normal, because we had the trailer which constitutes more axles. But after we crossed the bridge into Indiana, they charged us over twenty dollars.  We were not happy.  Through Indiana, we got offthe highway and took lesser roads.we saw flat corn lands, Amish towns, and basically a quiet nice ride. 

We got to Ohio and landed in Port Clinton and Sandusky.  We dropped anchor at Camp Sandusky and spent a few days there on the shore of Lake Erie.

More Later

Chicago rush hour traffic

Streets of Chicago

Wabash Memorial Bridge

Indian wants me...

Amish wagon pulling a motor boat

Indiana Amish country

Cruising off the Interstate

Downtown Angola, Indiana

Welcome to Ohio

Overgrown barn




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