Half way through Mini Takes the States

It’s Sunday morning and I’m in Minneapolis.  Yesterday it took most of the day before I realized it was Friday. The past 8 days have been a blur, but a blur of fun, seeing new places, doing new things, meeting new people and seeing old friends.  I’ve been smiling nonstop for a week.

I’m also tired — really, really tired — but that’s ok. Today we drive to Sioux Falls, SD. It is supposed to be a short day with a free night, so we may have a chance to take a nap and have a nice dinner today.

A typical day goes like this.

6 a.m. — get up and pack quickly to leave the hotel by 7 or earlier to get to the rise and shine meet.

730 – 9 eat at rise and shine, see friends, tell jokes, look at cars, meet new people.

9 start the daily drive

530 — make it to hotel.

6 leave hotel for evening event. see friends, tell jokes, meet new people, eat, compare notes on that days’ drive.

930 — Make it back to hotel.

10 fall asleep while trying to catch up on things.

So I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging.

Mary joined me in Detroit, so she will be starting her 3rd day on the road today — it’s day 9 for me.  Since leaving Little Rock I’ve driven 3,200 miles.

One of the high points of the trip so far was the swing through Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. I let the other Arkansas attendees on a side trip up the Pictured Rocks National Seashore and Lake Superior. Photo below.

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