Thirteen hundred miles at an average of 65 miles per hour takes 20 hours. Then add an extra hour because from Grand Junction, CO to Milwaukee, WI, we will pass through a time zone. That would mean arriving 21 hours after departing. And lucky for us, it takes slightly less, but not by much. The time is filled with books on tape, music, podcasts, discussions of grand plans for our apartment in Boston, and some sleep (but not by the driver of course).
We tap the Rockies, enjoy Nebraska and Iowa from the highway, and then almost get to Chicago when we head North to Milwaukee to meet up with Becky. This is the same Becky that we traveled with in Sicily about a month ago. We stay with Becky’s friend’s friend just outside Milwaukee. We arrive late, but have the whole next day to recover starting immediately with pancakes and coffee in the morning. We then head into the city of Milwaukee, enjoy a couple beers at Lakeshore brewery, followed up by a walk along the lake, and eventually end back at the house for swimming pool games. Today is another great break from the other part of this adventure, which takes place mostly on the open road.