Summer Road Trip 2019

25 Jun

We had a lovely two weeks traveling to see friends and family between Austin and Minneapolis. Our first part of our vacation was in Oklahoma visiting our niece’s family, followed by lakefront cabins with a childhood friend of mine from Miami. The meet up was precipitated by celebrating a milestone birthday at a D-Day Paintball extravaganza.

Grand Lake, Oklahoma

We then continued north to see some covered bridges in Madison County, IA. We also saw the John Wayne Museum in Winterset and few country/ quilt stores as we headed north to Minnesota.

Madison County, Iowa

Our time in Minnesota was heavenly. My best friend from University lives there and we’ve visited with them on numerous occasions over the last 25 years. The weather was so wonderful that we decided to make a couple of meat pies, i.e. it was cool enough to bake.

Minneapolis, MN

Our drive south was mired in rain, wind, thunder/ lightening, hail and all of the above with a twister starting to form. We drove through Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas. The worst weather was at the border of Missouri and Arkansas. We purposefully drove this route to pass through the St. Louis area, where Susie attended primary school.

Next time, I’ll check the weather before departing on a long drive.