Set out today. Left Milwaukee at 11 a.m. and reached the Twin Cities around 5 p.m. Stopped at the local Gander Mountain and bought an overnight pack and everything I need to stay in the backcountry for a night or two, should be interesting. Went out with the brother and his g/f to Famous Daves. Finger-licking-good. But alas, I cannot wait to set out west. Tomorrow morning I will be shutting off my cell phone and only use it for emergencies from here on out. I will also only use my macbook to write blogs. No more email, crackbook, or the likes.
Tomorrow I head for the Badlands of S. Dakota. Think I will stay an hour or two east for the night and then go in early wed morning. It will still be an 8 hour drive.