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Road Trip Day One: Road 2, Ann 0 by Ann Treacy
March 3, 2012, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin

So who thought it would be a good idea to drive to Florida? What a dummy!

We started on the trip yesterday. We got on the road about noon, as scheduled. So that was good. We got a free upgrade to a minivan, which was probably good. (Not my dream vehicle – but loads of room for the girls.) Then the luck sort of ebbed.

I got a speeding ticket as soon as we crossed over the Wisconsin. I totally deserved it. I may have been able to talk my way out of it – being less than an hour in a rented car and just getting used to it – if I hadn’t been on the phone. I will give the cop credit for not asking if I knew how fast I was going. (I didn’t but I had some idea.)

Next it started snowing in Tomah. The blizzard started about 40 miles later. They closed schools in Madison about 2 hours before we got there. We were averaging about 40 miles an hour on the highway. I couldn’t read the signs. (Should have used that excuse with the ticket!)

Nearly 8 hours to get to Chicago – that’s an all-time worst record.

But once we got there bbq ribs were waiting and a cake to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. And it was fun to see the cousins. And now it’s 8:00 and we’re already in a new state. I’m not driving. SO that’s good. Mifi is working. So that’s good. And we have plenty of gas. So that’s good because I think you can enjoy Gary Indiana just as much from the car. It seems pretty industrial – and not in a glamorous oils refinery/Emerald City way. Just trains and power lines.

State Count: MN, WI, IL, IN

 


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Keep on keeping on!

Sing silly songs, make the kids sing while you just smile in a weird way knowing that your parents did the same thing to you.

Comment by Mike Horwath

I have to admit – we’ve got the wireless network going and so today we’re like a quiet little machine. I’m working. One is asleep. Another is on her laptop. I think the last one is watching a program on her ipod.

Although yesterday I tried to get everyone to sing Baba O’Riley. Nothing says family vacation like a little Teenage Wasteland!

Comment by Ann Treacy

Glad to hear you got the Mifi, it really works well.
Too bad with the ticket, those WI cops don’t seem to like Minnesotan’s.
Be good, or as close as you can!!

Comment by John Schultz

Mifi is great. Working while someone else drives I could spend nearly every day on the road. 🙂

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