Yesterday, we got up at 4:30 AM and launched an hour later. 750 miles in twelve hours. We arrived at the cabin by supper time. The early start was a good thing, because we got several hours of driving in before the traffic started. The drive was mostly pleasant. Even going through Chicago wasn’t too bad, someplace we try to avoid. We stopped four times, twice for gas and twice more for nature. We wore masks whenever we were outside the vehicle. The still “new” RAV4 ran like a champ and its satellite radio really helped the miles fly by. We mainly listened to sixties Rock & Roll. “OK, Boomers.” What can I say?
There was one downside to our early departure though. Actually more than one. In our haste to hit the road, we forgot a few things. Except for the sandals that I wore, I neglected to bring any other shoes and except for a vest, I also forgot to bring a long sleeved fleece. I hope that it stays warm up here. Otherwise there is always Portage, also-known-as tourist row.
We also somehow left a watermelon at home that we’ve asked Joanie to rescue, but most importantly, I forgot the laptop and without which I’m relegated to using my iPhone for blogging. Now this isn’t impossible, but it is more difficult. So, for the duration of this trip I am going down to only one post per day. I’ll keep the evening post that usually has writing with it and suspend the morning post that is always just a photo. Desperate times call for desperate measures.