On Wisconsin . . .

We pulled out of our site at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds a little after 9, and then pulled into a large parking lot next door to get hitched up, and by 9:25 am, we were back on I-94 east heading to St. Paul, MN area.

After checking out the area, I finally decided to get us a reservation at St. Paul East RV Park. They had a 50 amp and water site, and it was the last one.

The trip was easy. the roads mostly good, and we made good time, at least until we stopped for diesel in the community of Rogers, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis.

The area was very busy with stores and shopping malls, and we spent about 15 minutes just driving around, trying to get into a station. There was a TA in the area, but we were never able to get to it. We ended up at a Holiday Oil and got fueled up very quickly.

And then it took another 15 minutes or so to get back on the Interstate because the signs leading us there took us around thru neighborhoods and then up hill and down dale. But finally we were back on I-94 heading thru downtown Minneapolis.

My Silverleaf computer interface said we had driven 948.2 miles since we left Cody, WY and used 98.9 gallons of diesel for an average of 9.6 miles per gallon.

See Nick, driving 55 really works.

We pulled into the St. Paul East RV Park about 3:30 and got set up.

We were given a nice pull-thru site with 50 amp and water. Of course it is kind of intimidating being parked next to this beautiful 45’ Marathon Coach

St Paul East RV Park

Of course, maybe not as intimidating as on our first RV trip in a rental Class C in Las Cruces, NM.

Las Cruces RV Park

About 4:30 we headed out to have dinner at an Applebee’s right down the road. They’ve got some really good items on their new menu.

After leaving the restaurant we stopped off at a nearby Gander Mtn. and then it was back to the park.

As usual I have no idea where we’ll be staying tomorrow night. We’re heading to the Wallace, MI and there are not a lot of RV parks in the area.

We’ll see how it goes.


Thought for the Day:

"Why is our memory good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?" — Francois de La Rochefoucauld



2 Responses

  1. Howdy Greg,

    It may look purty, but it don’t get nearly 10mpg !!! Why did you go thru downtown.. Thatz where the bridge fell into the river !!!

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes !!!

  2. I think that was on I-35. We stayed on I-94 and didn’t cross any big bridges.

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