Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Road to the Stomp: Day One

Biblical. That's the only way to describe day one of my road trip. I left Minneapolis about noon with the tempature hovering in the low forties. I stopped in Rochester for the obligatory meal at John Hardy's Bar B Que and later at Best Buy for a 2 GB memory card for Marlena's camera, thanks girl!

Finally I got out of the midwest home of Big Blue under darkening skies. All hell broke loose near Waterloo. Now I know how Napoleon felt. It rained so hard that I had grey out conditions near Cedar Rapids, where I pulled over to give an update to my darling daughter, Genevieve.

Luckily the rain stopped as I resumed my trip in the early evening hoping to make it to the home of Make A Buck Chuck, Chuck Berry, Wentzville, Mo. Unfortunately, God had other plans and decided to throw pestilence at me. I am still not sure if it was a May Fly hatch or if Northern Missouri is always this bug infested, but when the clouds started to look ominous again, I wussed out in Canton, Mo where I stayed at the Comfort INN where everything was comfortable but the price. Not even the make your own waffels or the free entertainment in the form of the construction crew drinking in lawn chairs in the parking lot could make it worth the price.

Anyway, I'm out of here in two minutes (7:14 AM) so Hold On I'm Coming...

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