Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 1: The haul to Sioux Falls

We left yesterday (Friday) afternoon around 4:30 and drove until about 2:30 Saturday morning.  We stopped at a rest stop in Indiana to catch a few hours of shut eye and were on the road again around 5.  We missed (!) Chicago traffic, but did get close enough to the Sears Tower for Aaron to get a couple shots:

We made it through the rest of Illinois and Wisconsin, trading off driving every 200 or so miles.  We were about 150 miles into Minnesota, when we came to the town of Blue Earth, where we saw a 60 foot tall Jolly Green Giant statue (and museum):

Of course, I had to get my picture taken in front of it!  Aaron was content to just look at the JGG, he didn't want his picture taken.

We noticed driving through western Minnesota that there were a lot of wind turbine farms.  If you've never seen one, these things are HUGE!  Bigger than a grain silo!  So, I tried to get some pictures from the road:

We finally made it to Sioux Falls, SD for the night after 24 hours of being on the road.  Tomorrow, we plan to drive to Mt. Rushmore and on to Billings, MT for the night.

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