Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lake Delton, WI to Rochester, MN

Rochester, MN.

70 deg. partly cloudy, SE wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast = scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Highest heat index readings 95 to 100 in the afternoon.

As soon as they got up yesterday morning, Jim and Linda started getting me ready to travel. By 9:30, I was ready and they could just sit and relax for a while. Then, about 9:45  Jeanette called and told Linda that they had just arrived at Howie's Restaurant and were expecting the rest of the family shortly, so Jim and Linda hopped into CLT (Cute Little Truck), and headed over there.

As usual, the breakfast was good and the company was great. ; ) After everyone was done eating, it was time to say good-bye with h and h, (hugs and handshakes), and for everyone to be on their way. It was about 11:15 by the time Jim and Linda came back to the CG, and by 11:35 CLT was hooked to the back of me and we were pulling out of my site.

From what I can determine, everyone had a great time at the reunion and plans are already being made to get together again next summer. In fact, Glenn and Jeanette have already looked into a place to have the reunion. (They aren't going back to the Lodge because it's too hard to get rooms and the price is getting too high.)

After leaving the Country Roads RV Park, we got back on I-90 / 94 and followed it North up to Toma, WI, where we turned West on I-90 and followed it into Minnesota and here to the Autumn Woods RV Park here in Rochester. 

Just before we entered Minnesota, it started to rain and we had heavy rain off and on all the way to Rochester. At times the rain was so heavy that I had to slow way down in order to see where I was going. In fact here in Rochester they received about 2.75 inches of rain yesterday, setting a new one day record for the date.

It was right at 2:30 when we pulled up in front of the office so it took us about 2 hours and 55 minutes to travel the 157 miles over here.

The Autumn Woods RV Park seems to be a very nice park. Jim said that the lady in the office was super friendly and the sites are fairly level with trees and bushes between them. The pull-thru that I'm in is plenty long for me and CLT and there was no need to un-hook CLT to get into the site. The sites are fairly narrow however but it's really not a problem with the vegetation between them. Some of the trees do need to be trimmed back a little though. Jim and Linda didn't put out my living room slide because it would have been into the small tree on my left side. There was no problem running out my bedroom slide though.

We'd stay here again if traveling though this area.

Today the plan is to go on to Sioux Falls. I have reservations at the Tower CG and will be staying there for about a week.

Oh, in regards to a comment I received yesterday concerning staying at a CG to get a drivers license in South Dakota.  Yes, you do have to stay at a CG or Motel / Hotel for one night to get a receipt with your names on it. Both names have to be on it and they have to be exactly like they are on your license. I don't quite know what the reasoning is behind this but the Tower CG is well aware of the requirements and was careful to put down both Jim and Linda's names when he called for the reservation.

That's one reason Jim chose the Tower CG because he knew, (through their mail forwarding service, Alternative Resources) that they were aware of this requirement. The CG is also located near to where Jim and Linda need to go to take care of some business in Sioux Falls while we're there.

Did you know that Rochester is home of the world famous Mayo Clinic? The clinic is a major teaching and working facility. It is known world wide for its doctor's expertise and the newest methods of treatments.

1 comment:

  1. Jim and Linda,
    I should be arriving in Sioux Falls on Tuesday afternoon, but I'll be staying in a motel. Do you think we could meet for dinner somewhere that night? It would be good to see you again. :)


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