It is axiomatic that here, in Minnesota, there are two seasons: Winter and Road Construction. I am only an hour-or-so from my starting point and am already losing time due to the fact that the route my GPS is following is under construction.
I have already worked my way southwest across the state through Morris, Minnesota – home of KMRS/KKOK Radio (where I started my professional broadcasting career). Then it was on to Madison, the self-proclaimed Lutefisk Capital of the United States.
There was a bit of fog that brought my speed way down to where it was almost like being stopped, but I was able to keep moving. And once that cleared, there have been a number of places that I have had to stop and back-track to re-route myself around closed sections of the route.
That is inconvenient, but not really “bad.” My detours around the construction zones have taken me onto some lovely, scenic small roads. My route should have taken me south from Madison – the Lac qui Parle (lake that speaks) county seat – to US highway 212 and thence into South Dakota. The problem is that 212 is obstructed by construction so I have had to back-track to a county road that would take me around the construction and back onto my route.
It is a nice day for a drive and without the detour, I would have never gotten to see this lovely vista. THIS is I love road trips!
Wherever you are today I hope that you keep moving forward!