Joe Home for a Few Days

Monday–Thursday, March 26–29, 2012
Posted here April 15, 2022

Monday, March 26, 2012

Headed to Rochester, MN to pick up Joe for a few days. Elizabeth will be here with the college choir on Wednesday.
~ Posted at 8:39 a.m.

The drive to Minnesota

Left house at 9:40. ~ Stopped at Roman’s 66 (across the street from our house) to buy gas; also bought Doritos and Cheetos for the road. Left at 9:47.

Stopped at Road Ranger, Stoughton (10:24–10:38). Bought gummi bears and a brownie.

Stopped at Road Ranger, Oakdale, WI (12:09–12:36). Bought Mello Yello, cheesy brat, Polish sausage. Ate in the car.

It started raining at 12:43 p.m. ~ Stopped at a rest area (1:01) to fix the windshield wiper. ~ Crossed Minneosta border at 1:24 p.m., then arrived at Joe’s apartment on the campus of Crossroads College in Rochester, at 2:25 p.m.

Brief visit at Joe’s apartment

Wendi, I, and Joe ate a late lunch at Denny’s in Rochester (checkout, 4:15), then went shopping at Target (5:00), where we bought a pepper mill, a Mr. Coffee burr mill grinder, and a Mr. Coffee iced tea maker. After that, we bought gas at Kwik Trip (5:14). ~ Then we went with Joe to Game Stop, then Sam’s Club (we bought nothing at either place, but Joe did), then back to the apartment.

The drive home with Joe

Left at 6:09 p.m.. ~ Wiper was loose again; stopped at Eyota Market in the small town of Eyota, MN, to buy duct tape; Joe stood in the rain and taped up the wiper, which held for the trip. We were there from 6:32–6:40.

Crossed border into Wisconsin at 7:31. ~ Stopped at a rest area, 7:52–8:03. ~ Stopped for dinner at New Lisbon Travel Mart, where there was a Subway; we also bought some beef jerky for the road. We were there from 8:43–9:59. ~ Arrived home with Joe at 11:52 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Up 8 a.m. ~ The gig at St. Elizabeth Home in Janesville (10:00) went well. ~ I sang “Unnecessary Roughness” and it went okay despite my tight throat.

Riverside Ramblers gig at St Elizabeth Home went well; our son joined us — with Joe Petitt and Wendi M Petitt.
~ Posted at 12:38 p.m.

Joe and I took Shadow to the vet that afternoon (2:50). Later that afternoon, Wendi, Chrissy, Joe and I went shopping at Goodwill (Wendi bought some clothes, 4:36) and Woodman’s (5:27).

Locked keys in shed, had to unscrew and remove door hinges to retrieve. Power drill/screwdriver came in handy. — with Joe Petitt and Wendi M Petitt.
~ Posted at 6:51 p.m.

For dinner (after 8:00), we had stuffed burgers and sautéed asparagus with onions and mushrooms. ~ Joe assembled the new coffee grinder, and we made a pot of the Velvet Hammer; it was amazing!

After dinner, Joe set up the Xbox 360 and played Warriors Orochi for a while.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Already at church - the Crossroads College Chorale will be singing here at 7:00 — at Roxbury Church of Christ.
~ Posted at 4:27 p.m.

Elizabeth came down with the chorale; she and another member of the chorale stayed overnight at our house. Later that evening, Wendi, I, Joe, and Elizabeth played 100-pin Bowling on the Wii; Wendi won.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs, and Bavarian Dream Danish - Yum! — with Joe Petitt and 4 others.
~ Posted at 8:03 a.m.

Leaving soon to take Joe halfway back to Rochester (the Ulbrechs will take him from there; thank you!)
~ Posted at 11:17 a.m.

The drive halfway up and back

Left the house at 11:32 a.m.; along with Wendi and myself were Joe and Elizabeth. ~ Ate lunch at Taco John’s in Janesville (11:47; left 12:32 p.m.). ~ Saw a car bumper in the road at 1:05. ~ Stopped at rest area, mile 112 at 1:30.

Stopped at New Lisbon Travel Mart; the Ulbrechs would take them from there (2:27–2:51). Bought two root beers, a NOS energy drink for myself, Twizzlers candy, and beef jerky. Said our goodbyes.

Stopped at the same rest area on the return (mile 112, 3:39–3:52). ~ Grabbed dinner at McDonald’s on the way into Janesville (4:51). ~ Arrived home at 5:38 p.m.