My travels begun at 11:50 a.m. on July 25th.
I left my driveway with the car headed in the direction of Chicago.
Following Hwy 94 to Hwy 90.
Oh boy, what was I getting myself into.
I have never driven this long all by myself.
Actually I have not driven more then 1.5 hours by myself.
While I was listening to the radio on full blast,
I kept track of some of the neat things I saw on the way,
as well as when I stopped to stretch.
I hit the Wisconsin border at 12:42 mile 41.
Yes, it took me an hour, because I had to take the long way around,
the highway I would have taken was shut down for repaving.
One of the first neat things I saw was a old Pink Cadillac
just as I entered Hudson Wisc. 12:55 Mile 45.
On the Highway just about 10 miles to Crystal Caves Wisc.
I saw a crop dusting helicopter. It came really close to the cars on the highway.
In Hammond Wisc. I saw a all black cow in the middle of a cleared pasture.
And I looked a little past the cow and the rest of them were standing along the filed where it was not cleared. It was like....you try it first, I bet you!.
83 Miles into the trip I took a rest at the Menomonie wayside rest.
I certainly needed to stretch. At 1:52 and 109 miles I was in Eau Claire Wisc.
I think this was 1/3 of the way. 2:04 125 miles I saw that gas was $2.84/gal
(I filled up at home for $2.65/gallon). I also went through a town
called Osseo, Wisc. I never knew there was an Osseo, Wisc.
I live in Osseo, MN.
Another funny things I saw was a huge orange metal moose in
Majestic Pines, Wisc. Mile 155 2:32 pm
Next rest stop was 162 miles at 2:48 pm I stretched for
about 20 minutes
Outside Morrison, Wisc. I saw a RV with Mr. and Mrs (something)
Stricker huge on the back of it. I took some photos of it on the phone,
but have no clue how to get them off of my phone :) That was
mile 269 4:21 pm
275 miles I had to stop at a super Target to refuel my tummy.
I bought 2 more boxes of Little Bite Chocolate Shredded wheat.
(that was my snack the entire time) I love them. I also bought a
bag of mini carrots. Ate them for dinner.
The last note I took was at 6:34 pm mile 321 Whitewater, Wisc.
I saw a very cute donkey in the middle of a heard of sheep.
I arrived at McHenery, Illinois 7:24 pm. A loooooong trip.
Total to and from 767 miles. My little Toyota did really
really well on the MPG's.
Now onto seeing some of what I saw.
Jennifer took me to Fannie May.
She just HAD to get some chocolate
Arriving at CHA,
Lucky I had a Handicap parking permit, so we got to park close.
It was dark in there so my camera had a few issues.
But here we are eating a little lunch before we go in. WE need the energy!
Jennifer and Brittney
Making Memories booth