We wanted to get a jump on the day so we got to the first dealership around 9:30. On Sundays they open at 10:30. We met a few interesting people who where showing up to ride as a group to the ball game while we waited so we weren't standing there alone.
So it was around 11 when we hit the turnpike.
It was a little cool at the start so Faith was in leathers.
By the time we got to the next dealership it had warmed up nicely and we were getting a little hungry. Got our goodies and asked for a local beer and burger joint.
The place doesn't look like much but I gotta tell ya, we had what was perhaps the best burger of the trip so far. I guess it pays to talk to the locals when you want the best food.
A cold beer to wash it down and we were ready to put in our last 70 miles of the day.
When we got to Rochester we found our Best Western and got a little shock. the room they gave us was kinda stinky and the bed was a Murphy bed. Not exactly what we planned so we had a little talk with the front desk and were moved to a much nicer room.
So we got our ride to the hotel and I blogged while Faith slept. It worked out fine because we were able to get an early start the next morning.
I should also mention that somewhere during todays ride we came across the Ho-Chunk Casino so we made a short slot break...I did OK and Faith left a small donation.
280 miles and spending the night in Rochester,MN