On Friday, September 4, 2009, we woke up in Rochester, MN. We hadn’t gone to Wal-Mart the night before due to my allergies/exhaustion combo. SO, we stopped and got yet ANOTHER McDonald’s brekky and then to the Wal-Mart near our hotel. Kristyn stayed in the car with the kids while I bought every useless item in the history of mankind. Since we thought we were going to stay at a KOA (Spoiler: It never happened, boooooo!), I bought sheets, pillow cases and a comforter that took up so…much…damn…space in el carro. I also bought another portable carrier for the wee animals bc taking so many damn trips to the car and back to smuggle them in was giving us agita. I also bought a handy-dandy litter scooper/brush/dustpan combo to keep the hotels spic and span when we left as well as a shit-ton of puppy pads to put in the bottom of the travel carriers in case anyone had an accident. *Thanks to the Baby Jesus for that brainstorm!* I also got us a bunch of snacks and food: PB&J, Oatmeal Cream Pies (which made Kristyn’s eyeballs turn into little swirls of delight), chips, blahblahblah. We took another looksie at:
And then got on the road again intending to get the hizzy out of Minnesota and onto South Dakota. (Spoiler again: This does not happen as a bunch of delightful surprises happen.)
So Kristyn drove and I furiously crocheted. I am still finding little crocheted squares from this trip around the house and would not be shocked to find some in the car.
We decided to get out of the car to take some pictures because it was so pretty here.
There were a lot of wind turbines on the side of the road and it was so pretty and nice to see.
And then we saw this:
When we were driving, we saw a sign for Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kristyn told me to look it up because apart from it being a cool name, it rang a bell to her. I looked it up and we both freaked out. Change of plans, we’re gettin off the highway!
To be continued…