Today is a big driving day (seven hours to be exact) to our next campsite in Jackson, Minnesota, and that means only one thing – roadside attractions!
One thing that I have to say is that the past couple of days in Chicago definitely surpassed my expectations! The city wasn’t on my bucket list, but I’m so happy that I got to visit it! It’s so beautiful and has amazing architecture, as well as being clean with lots of green areas. It also seemed so much more ‘relaxed’ and friendlier than New York. I definitely want to go back!
wisconsin cheese and mouse house
Our little roadside attraction day included stops at the Jolly Green Giant Statue, indulging in a chocolate extreme blizzard at a Dairy Queen and sampling some cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Mouse House. We were also meant to pay a visit to the Spam Museum (because why wouldn’t you?), but unfortunately it was closed due to refurbishment (oh no, we were all clearly gutted…)
jolly green giant statue
After roadside hopping, we arrived at camp and all pitched our tents before heading into the pool and playing a few games. Me, Bobbi and Polly decided to challenge the boys to a game of mini golf with the losing team having to do a forfeit (their idea not ours). It was a close call, but we won, and the boys had to streak around the campfire! It was so funny! Looking back, I’m so happy that we didn’t lose!
chilling by the pool in our campsite in Jackson, Minnesota
That night we also had our first and successful campfire and tried smores! They were so delicious and really sweet! We then all played drinking games and chatted until the early hours.
As everyone was heading to bed, me and Polly decided on a whim coming back from the bathroom to take the tarp off the boys’ tent. It was rather funny as we were making quite a bit of noise and laughing, but they were fast asleep! Little did we know that this small act would start a two week ‘prank war.’
Despite it being such a long day in the van, it was so good to chill at camp and relax. But this was not going to last as in only a few hours’ time we would be waking up in a thunderstorm with signs of a tornado heading our way…
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