Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Arrived in Wisconsin.

Location, Dorchester, WI

We had a fairly severe storm at 4:30 this morning which included lightning, wind, lots of rain, and hail. By the time we got out of bed, there was little evidence of the storm.

We drove back roads today so we didn’t need to fight the traffic in and around Minneapolis. Our drive took us east on MN 95 to St Croix where we crossed the St Croix River to Wisconsin. The highway number changed to 8 but continued east. We intercepted Hwy 53 which runs south from Duluth to Eau Claire, and drove it to Eau Claire where we switched to Hwy 29 which goes east to Green Bay. We got off 29 in Abbotsford which is “Wisconsin’s first city” according to the sign as you enter town.

I was concerned that the City RV Park in Dorchester would be full with the coming Labor Day weekend as there are only a few sites with full hook ups. Not to worry, as only 3 of the spaces were occupied.

We had been watching a slow moving storm north of us as we traveled and were glad to get to the park before it rained. Within 3 hours after we arrived we had 3 shorts storms, the last one very intensive. The TV said the last storm spawned a small tornado south of here.