Holy Toledo it's been a long time since I updated this blog! Things have gotten ridiculously busy now that the summer season has kicked in.
As I type this I'm sitting in a hotel lobby in Hinckley, Minnesota, at the start of a 10 day vacation away from the real world. My wife's family and I are on our way into Canada to stay at a resort and do some much needed R&R.
A few things from our trip thus far:
- Iowa rest stops have WiFi! Though there are a few from Kansas where I'm from I've found that each rest stop we have stopped at in Iowa has WiFi, and great speeds as well. Didn't think this would really come in handy until today when I had to remote in to a server at work and change some settings. Props to Iowa!
- Though they do have Wifi, they have way too much construction with little or nothing going on. We drove through around 50 miles of construction and saw maybe 2 workers actually on the job. Why are we driving 55mph around a bunch of cones for no apparent reason? The roads weren't even tore up! Take away the props to Iowa, even tho the good above outweighs the bad.
- Minnesota seems to have things going in the right direction. I feel welcomed in their state and the scenery is starting to change to something different. As far as I can tell Kansas = Iowa in scenery. Boring, flat, lots of crops, etc. The cons for Minnesota would be their lawn mowing depart with the roads. The median in the Interstate has never seen a mower of any kind I'm pretty sure. Somebody buy those guys a Bad Boy or somethin'!
Really I can't complain too much. So far the trip has been great, some boring driving but that's expected with the around 1,000 mile trip. We're over half way, so the only real obstacle is crossing the border tomorrow and figuring out how to drive in KPH instead of MPH!
Hope to blog again soon, hopefully I'll be dominating some Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, maybe even Musky soon in Canada-land!