We managed to get around Chicago. Although it could have been worse, we hated it. Absolutely hated it. We kind of feel that the rest of the trip to the west coast will be a breeze after getting around Chicago. Six lanes of traffic. Argh!!! But, the pace was good and we were never stopped in traffic. We did get stuck around Madison, Wisconsin because of an awful accident.
Wisconsin is beautiful. We stopped at a gas station to let Tekoe and Dart have a break and get some water. Next to the gas station was a bakery. We didn’t notice it at first, but when you stepped out of the truck, your nose told you it was there. I ventured in and picked up a Boston Creme doughnut for me and a glazed twisty thing for Regis. OMG. Heaven. It turned out to be lunch for us. Oh, it was a reason to consider moving to Wisconsin!!!
Our current campground is not as beautiful as yesterday’s, but the staff is SOOOO nice. OMG nice. They escort you to your site and they are just delightful. There is the Camp K-9 that has some agility equipment and a separate dog park. It has bowls of fresh water. Wow! I took Dart to the mini agility equipment. It started well, but running the mini A-frame did him in. The surface was slippery and he shut down as soon as he got off the equipment. I wasn’t sure if he was just upset or hurt because he wouldn’t do anything after that. After letting him settle at the camper for awhile, I took him out to play with his flying disc. He tried it once and then he wouldn’t run out to catch it. Although I don’t see anything obviously wrong with him, he clearly has some physical problem if we won’t play with his disc. I plan to let him rest tomorrow and see if he recovers. Although an energetic Dart is enough to drive us crazy, it’s not good when he isn’t driving us crazy.
We are outside Madison, Wisconsin and they have a farmer’s market tomorrow that is the largest producer-only farmer’s market in the country. We’ll hit it first thing tomorrow. I hope to visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, not far away. We also need to do the wash (boring) and go to the local Camping World to pick up an extension cord. I plan to use my regular camera to get pictures at the gardens tomorrow and load it up on flickr if we get good enough internet access.