After we continued our drive East. Over the next couple days we drove through Minnesota and Wisconsin stopping to camp along the way. In Wisconsin with the long 4th of July weekend upon us we decided to try to get campground reservations in the Mackinac Island area of Michigan. It seemed like the entire State of Michigan was booked when we accessed our online campground reservation system. Plus both Yvonne and I kept getting a nagging feeling to not go to Mackinac Island. It just didn't feel right for each of us so we changed plans and headed for Chicago instead. It's good to listen to intuition.
|Our campsite at the Chicago KOA|
We got the last campsite at one of the best KOA's we've ever been to. It's just outside Chicago so we booked 3 days to get through the busy holiday weekend. Going into Chicago was a lot of fun and we were able to stop at one of our favorite Vegetarian restaurant's affiliate in Chicago. We've actually have been doing this the entire trip. They have restaurants in San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, NY and Tampa. We stopped at all of them on this trip except for NY and San Francisco. So on the 4th of July we went into a beautiful section of Chicago to visit the restaurant and there was about a 45 minute wait to get in. The nice part of the wait was we met several people and had some good conversation. And then we were seated next to a lady who was a delight to spend time with.
|Beautiful Chicago street and beautiful wife|
One stop was Wrigley field where we parked and walked the area. We found a nice sports pub in the area and sat at the bar. We then called our son Jeff and his girlfriend Pam to toast to our son Paul who passed on July 4th several years ago.
So tomorrow it's homeward bound through the south. And this will probably be the last blog entry for the trip. Thanks for following along.