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