We went everywhere - and here you have it mostly in pictures:
This is bullshit on the Interstate in Cleveland. A 90 degree turn? REALLY?
We stayed with the wonderful melseyknits and her husband. It was fantastic, they were wonderful host/esses and lovely, fabulous people. Until we had to leave......
...After defeating Melinda, I revisited my Robot Army:
I am SO fascinated by the windfarms that are cropping up in Iowa, and - having not grown up there - it is wonderful to see them on the horizon and integrated in the landscape. I think they're beautiful.
We visited Inga on her farm to see these Baby Burgers:
...and all the pigs and sheeps and goats and chickens too. In fact, there was some chicken farming involved.
I can't even talk about Milwaukee - we did too much! It's such an awesome city! That will have to be a later post.
BUT! Then we went to Ann Arbor, and went to Zingerman's:
Ohmigod I can't even. It's all too much.
But then we saw Stacey in her latest handknit:
And all was awesome again! Really, this lady is spot-on. If you are in Ann Arbor, I highly recommend getting coffee or scotch with her!
We had our portraits done in Canadia:
I knit these socks on the road:
And we picked up this awesome toolbox:
And so much more! Milwaukee will have to be it's own post - it was all too much.
A lot of people have expressed interest/concern for our tolerance of one another through these road trips. Honestly, we travel REALLY well together. Dale does most of the driving because I can knit and talk (if he is a passenger, he is usually reading, which precluded conversation). We rock out a lot. We listen to a LOT of NPR, when we can get it (we have the NPR map, but there are a bunch of dead zones/shared channels/&c...) We get a little bit crazy, but it is usually mutual. We pack a lot of healthy-ish snacks, we take frequent breaks. We've done this a few times, but every time, I manage to find more awesome roadside attractions - I'm already planning where we can (potentially) stop next year.