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Old July 4th, 2018, 07:53   #1
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Location: Slower, DE
Default BlueHenTDI and Sons 2018 Midwest Road Trip

Vehicle: 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI S DSG

Manifest: Myself, two sons (ages 13 and 10), and about 150 lbs of gear

Dates: June 22-July 2, 2018

Distance/Economy: 3,386 miles @ ~ 48.5 mpg driving 70-75 mph w/ A/C on

States in order: DE>MD>PA>OH>IN>IL>IA>MN>WI>MI>OH>PA>MD>DE

Sites/events visited:
Day Out With Dad (hosted by Randy Moss & Anthony Munoz), Canton OH
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton OH
Christmas Story House, Cleveland OH
Waterfront, Cleveland OH
Notre Dame campus and stadium, South Bend IN
Dinner with friends, Glen Ellyn IL
Speedboat lake and river architectural tour plus foot tour, Chicago IL
John Deere Harvester Works Factory Tour, East Moline IL
Field of Dreams, Dyersville IA
Surf Ballroom and Buddy Holly crash site, Clear Lake IA
Mall of America, Paisley Park, Downtown, Minneapolis MN
Dinner with friends, Hudson WI
Lambeau Field tour and Packer HOF, Green Bay WI
Shipwreck Museum, UP, and Lake Superior, Whitefish Point, MI
UM campus and stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA

Evening hotel stops:
Delmont PA
Cleveland OH
Chicago IL
Rock Island, IL
Waterloo, IA
Hudson WI
Green Bay, WI
Gaylord, MI
Wixom, MI
Monroeville, PA

Some pictures:

Notre Dame Stadium (home of 11-time National Champion Fightin' Irish)


Field of Dreams (car wearing some Iowa from the unpaved rural roads)

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper plane crash site, just five miles away from their final performance at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa

Lambeau Field (home of 13-time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers)

Lake Superior/Whitefish Point, Michigan Upper Peninsula

The Henry Ford, Dearborn MI

2011 BMW 335d - JR 2.8
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