Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 29, 2012

6/29/11: Brandon, SD to Edgerton, WI

We were now in America's heartland, where it's all farms.  There wasn't much to take photos of at all.

Brandon, SD

Entering Minnesota



Crossing the Mississippi River into Wisconsin.


Welcome to Dairyland, USA

Shopped here.  It was sooooo hot outside.

My car at the hotel in Edgerton.

Day 4: approximately 444 miles

Most memorable moments:   Russell very sweetly pulling off in some podunk town in MN so that I could get postcards, adding a 4th state to my total states visited, buying cheese, sausage and souvenirs at The Mousehouse, our first Dunkin Donuts spotted in WI, weather got very hot in the midwest, so many windmills, farms, farms and more farms.


  1. What a journey you're taking! I love road-tripping across America. I haven't been in that northerly area for over 20 years and would love to do it again someday.

    My wife and I will be doing the I-10 southerly route from L.A. to Florida in a few weeks. Now that will probably be hot. Thank technology for AC.

  2. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Cheese Chalet sounds like heaven :0)

  3. Hey! Thanks for the Facebook follow! Mt Hood still has a LOT of snow. It got a few fresh inches just a few days ago too :)

  4. I was in a National Trust gift shop today where they had several books about clouds. I looked up lenticular clouds, and not a single photo was anywhere near as good as yours. You should try to get it published.

  5. Lovely photos as always, Jojo~! Glad you guys are having a great time.

    Last time I was in MN, I remember thinking the mosquitoes were as big as bats! LOL

  6. What an awesome trip! I wonder if it's as hot there as it's been on the East coast of late...hoo, boy, am I grateful for air conditioning!
    Some Dark Romantic

  7. Hello! :D

    I think you're driving a fantastic blog! :) Im staying! (if you dont mind) ;P Your travels seems to be filled with fun!


  8. It is like the grand adventure of a lifetime! I wish I was doing it too.