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Saturday August 1 - Day 19
Time to leave Illinois. As sad as it is to leave, I won’t miss the chaos of Chicago. Although I still think New York has Chicago beat, Chicago defiantly has Calgary beat. Because Wisconsin is just a few minutes from our campground, we took secondary highways along the bottom of Wisconsin. They have “America’s Dairyland” on their license plates for a reason. ...
... just like in the movie. The only thing they are missing is a refreshment stand.
After leaving the field, we made our way to Dubuque. Our main objective in Dubuque was to visit the Mississippi River Museum. We did just that, however, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was OK. Mostly it is for kids. They have a Titanic exhibit there, but since we went to the Titanic Exhibit in Branson, we figured there wouldn't be ...
... vehicle about 3 hours north just off our route so we called them, to see if they could fix us. Yes, except the windshield...so we headed that way and, en route called our insurance people to seek their help with the windshield. They were great! It won't cost us anything and we can get it fixed in Rochester, MN where we will be for about a week or so. The service place fixed our other problems plus put on the ...
... and walked to Wal-Mart and Subway. It couldn't have worked out any better.
Tomorrow, we get to sleep in, as the Motorcycle Museum doesn't open until 9:00, so it's museum in the morning, our final cave for a while in the afternoon, and tomorrow we sleep in Wisconsin, before turning west and heading for the South Dakota Badlands!
304.7 miles today
2387.2 miles total
8.214 gallons today
57.599 gallons total
... in traffic to get home, and then sit at home and watch Netflix...and repeat.
So this is it! Living the dream!...Right?...right?...
Don't get me wrong, this lifestyle is incredibly responsible and certainly pays the bills, it just wasn't what I expected.
The monotony of repeating the same tasks over and over just got to me. I'd stare at the clock hoping, wishing that somehow it would accelerate similar to post-graduate pant sizes ...