We made our way east on Monday and headed to Minneapolis for an evening Twins game. I-90 though South Dakota was some of the best highway we had; then we were pretty horrified by the condition of I-90 in Minnesota! Fortunately, the RV did not fall apart over all the bumps. We had a good tailwind and rolled into Minneapolis around 4:30pm. Next challenge: where to park an RV in downtown Minneapolis! We found a great surface lot with a hilarious lot attendant who told us we were "living the dream" seeing the country in an RV. We can’t argue with that. Target Field was great and we watched a close game between the top two teams in the AL Central – Twins and Kansas City. KC squeaked out the win. Fun fact, the Twins were originally the Washington (DC) Senators and moved to MN in 1961. Thus beginning the dearth of our nation’s pastime in our nation's capital, until a new franchise, the Nationals, began a new era in 2005. We were also very impressed by the awesome beer selection; and continue to be so impressed by how friendly the people of the Midwest are. And John bought a Twins hat to wear for the game and promptly had buyer’s remorse after he saw a throwback white and navy blue one at the next kiosk.

We drove about 90 minutes south towards Chicago after the game and camped in Lake City, MN on the Mississippi River. We called ahead since we knew we’d arrive late and the nice woman at the campground told us to make ourselves at home when we arrived and to see her in the morning. We really love the Midwest.

Stats from Day 16:

  • States traveled through: 2
  • Day 16 miles: 507
  • Total trip miles: 5297