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June 23, 2004


Rush Hour Vacation

Bleah! First leg of the trip and, what's this? All of Minneapolis seems to be taking the same highway that we're using for our vacation. "Get outta the way! We're in a hurry to go on vacation here, can't you see?"

Niklas and I headed to Dutch Hollow Lake, near the Dells in Wisconsin to pick up the rest of the family, who arrived there by train a few days ago. Nik even took a turn at the wheel while I took a nap. We arrived after midnight to an excited bunch of kids who had been waiting all day and night for us to arrive. Apparently, they could hear the bus coming from several miles away... I didn't realize how noisy this thing was!

Tomorrow, we're heading down to McGregor Iowa to take a weekend trip up the Mississippi River on houseboats with a bunch of old family friends, then we'll be back on the road, Sunday night. With luck, we'll get a WiFi or GPRS connection on the Mississippi, but if not, you may not hear from us for a few days...

posted by mark at June 23, 2004 11:34 AM

I went driving after you left on Wednesday and heard a traffic report saying there where accidents on the route I suggested. Opps! By the time you left I don't think you could have avoided the traffic any how.


posted by: Gary at June 24, 2004 02:08 PM


Saw Chris on Solano and he told me about your blog. This is great...gonna do an RSS feed?

Looking forward to more posts. Hope you keep having a great time.


posted by: Jim Feeley at June 26, 2004 03:17 PM

Mark, great blog!

Maybe some time you could write about what it's like to manuveur around that big honking bus and explain where you're able to park it. What kind of reactions does it get there in the mid west?

Someone that I work with may want to rent the bus from you some time for a trip of their own.


posted by: Staeppan Snyder at June 29, 2004 01:49 PM