We did it. It was still windy, not as bad as yesterday. A few rain showers, but they made everything seem brighter when they moved on.
Ralph wanted to get an early start so Ann made sure she got up early. We were on the road by 7:07am it was 53 degrees. Ann let Ralph start behind the wheel into the sun today. We were in Iowa farm country today. Hwy. 151 has proven to be a great road between Cedar Rapids, IA, and FonduLac WI.
HWI 151 crosses the Mississippi at Dubuque. Half way across the river we enter Wisconsin.
Wisconsin, each time we enter the state we discuss where we would rather live. For the sake of taxes yes there are other places that are appealing. For the sake of beauty we never come up with an alternate. Even after that winter snow storm we see beauty, as the sun sparkles on the snow.
Other places we have seen have miles and miles of nothing. In Wisconsin we see miles and miles of farm fields, however they are interspersed with farm homes.
We happen to notice a few cars pass us from Nebraska. Then more and more. Finally Ralph realizes they must be on there way to Madison as Nebraska and Wisconsin have a important football game tomorrow night.
We stop in Waupun for lunch with Merrill, and Jean. (Ralph’s sister and brother-in-law.) Then it is the last leg. We are greeted with some short hard showers that help clean the windshield for a better view of Sheboygan County, and the color beginning in the Kettle Moraine. We arrived home at 3:20pm it is still only 53 degrees.
We turn the heat on and settle in. Ralph and Luke review the road traveled.
5361 miles added to our camper. 5644 miles added to our eyes.
We are home and we were