Sunday, September 25, 2011

Festiva Madness trip Day 3

Arrived safely in Erlanger, Kentucky just after 5:00 pm local time today. We left Madison WI at about 7:30 this morning, local time, which means we were on the road eight and a half hours. It felt as though we were driving down hill for most of the day!

The day started out pretty wet but cleared up as we went along. Nice, sunny and warm here in northern Kentucky.

Some "trip so far" stats for you:

- traveled just over 3300km / just under 2000 miles
- total travel time so far is about 32 hours
- traveled through two provinces and six states, four of those today
- cheapest gas so far has been $3.299 per gallon in Speedway Indiana. That works out to only 87.3 cents per liter

Looking forward to tomorrow as we'll only be driving for a couple of hours... but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Here are a few photos from today's leg...

Heavy rain with the wipers going full speed!
Welcome to Illinois
Our first toll booth... cost us a dollar.
Entering Indiana

At the Indiana welcome center.
You can't go through Indianapolis and not stop at THE speedway!
Corn and soy... we saw an awful lot of corn.

For the environmentally conscious.. lots of windmills along the way

Across the mighty Ohio River

Almost missed the sign...
Heading for a dip in the  pool now. Tomorrow brings a day at the museum and only 2 hours of driving. Forgot to mention last night a big thank you to the Hills for the use of their TomTom GPS... wouldn't have found last night's hotel without it!

I hope you're enjoying the blog!


  1. Enjoying the blog. I showed the girls the pictures and they liked them.

  2. Thanks for the blog. We are all watching your trip and progress towards FMV. Barb

  3. I am excited to read about DC. Bronwyn should smile for pictures.