How did we get ourselves into this, you ask? Well, we have friends who own an RV and they use it often in the summer. In the fall they go to La Crosse, WI for the weekend. My Dad is from that area; I know it well. So I figured, why not just go for it? Afterall, when in Rome... Plus it's Apple Fest in neighboring La Crescent, MN (my Dad's hometown), ah' course, don't cha' know, darn tootin', complete with a 5k and parade. Who would want to miss that for cry pete? Nobody! That's who! This also means we can stop in at Bauer's and get a huge supply of fancy apples.
So here we are. And there we were. Livin' the dream. Ahhh geez.
The highlight for us was finding a small brewery to stop into called Pearl Street Brewery located inside an old rubber factory in La Crosse. It was just like Colorado to us with the ability to meet the owners and taste all the beers. I highly recommend stopping in if you're ever in the area. Super yummy beers, plus you get complimentary pretzels and spiced mustard. Bonus.
In summary though, the 4 hour drive up and back each way was a little rough in the RV - and Paige barfed all over the darn floor of the thing from being car sick. Fun times. We stopped at a rest area to clean it up only to witness a truck driver taking a whizz in between his cab and truck. Classy.
Also, the cost was absolutely RIDICULOUS for a weekend trip - over $800 for the rental and gas alone. Totally not worth it. Plus it took me over 2 hours to clean out the darn thing on a Sunday night when we returned, including scraping all the bugs off the front (required) - I had to use a ladder to get that high. Next time, we'll tent it! GEEZ.