Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Just got in to Madison. Last minute errands set us back 5 hours. But we still got to ride along the Mississippi on the Great River Road and we caught the Iowa sign while there was just a hint of light left. Our cousin Sheresa was gonna take us in but schedules conflicted so we're staying with awesome people named Solomon and Cissy. Real mattresses to sleep on. A shower. Feels almost like we aren't totally homeless right now. Tomorrow: Chicago!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Today we got to hang out with the cousins. Kate and Jess are adorable and out of their minds. The youngest, Jess, has a family of imaginary brains that live in her head. They all have names and lives and she was sad because they all recently moved to Italy. The older of the two, Kate, is in love with an evil character from My Little Pony. Adorable as they are our intercom communication device was in shambles after being unattended for a few hours. Luckily their father, Spencer, is a genius fixing things (practice makes perfect in this household) and he got it back together even stronger than before. Showers, laundry, and a charging station for all our gear is just what the doctor ordered.
The only thing I forgot to pack was shoes. So wearing motorcycle boots, shorts, and a t-shirt I walked into Target and bought some sweet top of the line flip flops. Then we visited Dawnell and her lovely kids as they gave us a magic show and a tour of the house. They graciously lent us their minivan for the day so we could explore this cool city. We went to the 5-8 club and got their famous Juicy Lucy burger. Then we went off to see the Walker Art Center in downtown with the giant cherry spoon, the stone arch bridge which looks out over the Mississippi river and the old mill factories, and the lakes in the area. Dinner was had at Hell's Kitchen where the chandeliers had knives dangling from them and a live jazz band was playing. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone travelling the area. Tomorrow we head back out on the road to Madison!