Thursday, July 26, 2018

Road Trip!

Yes, this post is a wee bit late. First we decided to spend time with relatives and friends, then we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves at the Winnebago National Rally in Iowa. I also dropped the phone we use for Facebook and Twitter last weekend, and it's now in itty bitty pieces. 

So much for being good and faithful bloggers!  Let's back up a couple of weeks, shall we? We pulled up anchor in Indiana, just after July 4th.
We packed up the animals and jumped onto to 30. After a year on the road, even the cats are fairly good about going into their crates - and Crockett loves it. I suspect he feels safer in his "den" when the house is rocking and rolling.
We headed west to Joliet, then turned north, asphalt-camping at a rest area. One of the trucks next to us was transporting a tail section of a plane. Talk about taking tail-gating to a whole other level!
We camped for a few days at Castle Rock, near the Wisconsin Dells, then headed west again. this time towards Black River Falls. The electric company in the area is putting in new towers.Instead of scenery, we got treated to lots and lots and lots of heavy machinery.
We stopped at a local rest area and discovered it had a scenic look out, so we went exploring
The half mile path is green and shady and smooth, but it's a bit steep in a few places.
There is a viewing deck at the end, with a lovely view of the tree tops 
We're not sure what was in the forests around this rest area, but the cats were very interested. Puppykat kept returning to the screen to get another whiff.
We then continue west and Wisconsin becomes more and more rural,
with a lot of twists and curves in the road. 
We camp for the weekend at a tiny park called Tourist Park in Mondovi.
We will NOT be reviewing this park. It may look pretty, but the flies and mosquitoes were horrible!
Our main reason for stopping was so we could meet a good friend in Menomonie. She lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis, so the cafe in Menomonie was a good half way point to catch up. We had a lot of fun - and our hubbies finally got to meet each other!
When we pulled in, there was a grandfather and his grandson pulling in with a 1979 Itasca Sundancer. Isn't this an adorable little rig?
Our friend brought us a special gift - a new chew for Crockett. Yum!
On Monday, we fled the mosquitoes. We turned south, camping at another rest area, then we rolled into the Forest City rally grounds the next morning at 8am.
The gates officially open at 12, but we heard parking can get a bit crazy the first day.
We were glad we showed up early! As we waited, the line behind us started getting longer and longer. Eventually, they opened the gates at 11am and we were directed over to our spot over in the Texas row.  Now if we can only post about the actual rally in a somewhat timely fashion....


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