Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bumps And Construction But We Made It To River Falls

River Falls, WI.

50 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Being that we only had around 55 miles to go we didn't leave Turtle Lake until 10:50, expecting a nice easy drive down US 63 to I-95.

Well, that was the plan, but no one knew about the construction on almost the whole 40 mile length of it!!! :-(   This was a major resurfacing project, with what looked like passing lanes being added in places. There were lots of signs that said "Bump" that you had better slow way down for, if you didn't want everything in the cabinets airborne,  and there were quite a few places where the road was down to 1 lane, so you had to wait for traffic from the opposite direction.

Some of the road was very rough, some of it had been ground off so that there were serious groves, and some of it had already been repaved with new blacktop.

We finally made it down to I-95 where we turned West and took it for about 10 miles to Rt. 65. There, we turned South and followed 65 here to River Falls and Hoffman Park. It was 12:10 when we pulled into the park so it took us an hour and 20 minutes to travel 58 miles.

Hoffman Park is a nice little City Park with only 15 sites. Three of the sites have 50 amp electric and the others have 30 amp. There is no water or sewer at the sites, but there's a nice dump station and water is available at the corner of one of the buildings. All the sites are back-in and paved, with some medium sized trees giving a little shade a times.

Jim didn't get any photos yet, but I'll post them here as soon as he does.

We've been here quite a few times before to visit Linda's brother and his family. It's usually nice an quiet, but this time is different. I'll tell you more about that in tomorrow's post.

For dinner, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed over to Glenn and Jeanette's. Their daughter, Mary and her family were also there, so Jim and Linda got to see everyone the first night.

Today, Jeanette is going to be busy, watching Mary's 3 children so Glenn is planning on coming out here to the park for a cookout and to meet Bobbie T.

Did you know that the Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, WI?


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