Thanks to the generosity of Julia and Aaron, who let us camp at their house in the days before we left (Julia, thank goodness you didnt see your house whilst we were there…) we managed to pack our few light belongings into 135kgs of luggage, spread over 8 suitcases and a floor full of hand luggage.
Fortunately someone had left his vasectomy until a week before the flight, so couldnt lift anything at all, which made the airport experience so much more interesting, but we made it to a very wet Minneapolis – which Jonah made a little wetter….
Drove across Minnesota and Iowa, the corn capital of the world
We signed a million documents to get our Recreational Vehicle (campervan for the brits). Milo has named her Sunny. Sophie’s planning on some decorative modifications obvi….
Celebrated with a night at Nicole’s – who was our sales rep at Lichtsinn Motors and so much more for us. Milo, our 6yr old, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge
and scoffing steak with snickers salad (if you havent tried it, its as good as it sounds!)
gathered logs for our first camp fire
flew kites in the car park, whilst Sophie bought everything from shelving, blackboard paint, a hand drill, food, beer and a gun cabinet (ok its a lockable safe. Would i really feel at ease cooped up in a van when Sophie had access to a semi automatic weapon. Hmm)
We drove for 10 hours through Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and ended up at Yogi Bears RV park next to Lake Michigan.
No update would be complete without mention of the weather. We’ve been sat in the van at 10am in Michigan when its dark with thunder and lightning and been sunburnt from the scorching, cloudless sunshine the day before….go figure.
Last few days have been driving through electrical storms through Michigan, we crossed the border into Canada, down the beautiful northern edge of Lake Erie, we’re now in Niagra Falls. Waterfalls are stunning and the town is tackier than Vegas. Brilliant.