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Day 2 – From Milwaukee to Gillette, WY

October 6, 2008

Today was a lot of driving. ‘The rest of Wisconsin, straight across southern Minnesota, straight through South Dakota, and into Wyoming.  Something like 14 hours on the road. But, all was not lost, for I at long last ventured to…. The Corn Palace.

I’m not exactly sure what the story here is (the ladies at the counter scowled at me when I walked by), but the end result is that there is a large building in Mitchell, South Dakota that is completely covered on the outside and much of the inside with ears of Corn. Really, I should just let the pictures do the talking here:

The Corn Palace

The Corn Palace

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Day 1 – From BG to Milwaukee

October 6, 2008

[Note, I’m actually posting this, and the next several posts, on the evening of day 6 of the trip. This is just the first time I’ve had access to a Wi-Fi signal.]

Day one started a rather late (didn’t get on the road until about 1:15) and consisted of the drive from Bowling Green to my friend Barb’s place on the south end of Milwaukee’s urban sprawl.

‘Pretty uneventful, but as my mind tends to wander while driving, I did come up with some random thoughts that you’re about to be stuck with:

1. Whoever developed the speed limits along I-90 in Indiana needs to be wapped in the face with a dead fish. Really? It’s necessary to bump the limit down to 55 at random intervals for absolutely no reason? I hate people.

2. When heading into Chicago, make sure to check your gas gauge before leaving Indiana. If you don’t, you may do the following:

a. Pass the weird “Oasis” McDonald’s, pay your three dollars to get on the Skyway, and then look down at your gauge and say “son of a flaming turd nugget”, or something along those lines.

b. Take the first exit, find a gas station, and pay $4.09 /gallon when it was $3.60-ish in Indiana.

c. Wander around South Chicago, making various legally questionable maneuvers in the faint hope of finding a way back onto the Skyway.

d. Find an on ramp, only to realize too late that it’s Southbound instead of Northbound.

e. Pay another three dollars to get back on the Skyway in the wrong direction.

f. About seven seconds later, pay another three dollars to get back on the Skyway once again, this time in the correct direction.

g. Punch yourself in the face four or five times.

h. Drive through Chicago.

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