Bernadette's and Gary's Teardrop Trips, starting March 28, 2008 travel blog

This is Wisconsin Dells

We had lunch here

This is it with the protective covering removed

Our Pacifica, the tow vehicle

Monday, March 31, 2008

This is no April Fool's joke. This is the home stretch on our journey to pick up the Raindrop. After 7:30 AM start, it was slow going from the start. It took us at least an hour to get OUT of Chicago. God knows how long it takes commuters to get IN in the morning.

I do not want to do this again tonight. We were planning to go back to Chicago and spend the night there, tonight, before we head off to St. Louis, tomorrow, but I do not want to face this traffic again tonight.

So, off we go. We drove until lunch and ate lunch at Paul Bunyan's in Wisconsin Dells. The season has not started, yet. Memorial Day kind of kicks things off. But, if you have never been there, it is worth it to go one time. The Dells are beautiful. (Note the picture).

We cruised the town. It was closed up, pretty much, but it had all the ticky-tack you would expect for a vacation destination. After one loop of the town, we stopped at Paul Bunyon's for lunch. Great fried chicken. We enjoyed the chicken and fixin's including green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, corn, desert and of course Wisconsin milk.


We then traveled to Camp-Inn and got there about 2:30 PM. Cary met us and showed us around the shop. Not huge, but nice and about twice the size of his last one. They moved in to their expanded shop about six months ago. Camp-Inn can now put out about 80 trailers per year.

Ours was ready to go. Cary spent time going over the trailer with us.

Because the weather was bad (rainy and snow on the ground), Cary was concerned about salt spray on the trailer aluminum body. He suggested we wrap it until we get far enough south to not have to worry about salt, anymore. We did ($150 dollars worth of wrapping) and took a few pictures, yet to be developed (but we will and add them in to this log). We also bought a side tent for the trailer and a few odds and ends we thought we needed.

During the wrapping Bernadette and I went into Necedah and stopped by a little bar and grill for a diet coke. We, then, returned to Camp-Inn to pick up the trailer.

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