2010 Summer Vacation, Day 4

Sunday morning was muggy.  The schedule had us leaving Walmart in Beloit, Wisconsin, and driving to a dispersed camping location in the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  The planned distance was 670 miles, a long day of driving.  Unfortunately, we were 364 miles from Beloit, so our total drive would be 1,034 miles, definitely too much for the kids (or us) for one day, especially since we decided not exceed 60mph to try to avoid another blowout.

Knowing that we had a long day ahead of us, I got up at 5am.  We were on the road at 7am.  As the day wore on, our air-conditioning-less SUV became more and more unpleasant.  As we passed through Elkhart, I tried calling RV repair facilities, but none were open.

We had the “pleasure” of going through Chicago.  After 15 minutes of traffic, we were on our way.

All day long, it was “hey, Indiana!”, “hey, Illinois!”, etc.

Here we are at a gas station in the afternoon.  There are lots of windmills in South Dakota:


Random exit at sunset:


In the end, Mom, David, and his kids left Minneapolis a bit late, so we ended up meeting at the Sioux Falls KOA.  We drove about 850 miles today.


2010 Summer Vacation, Day 3
2010 Summer Vacation, Day 5

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