Hello, I’m Elina. Welcome to follow my journey with my husband Heikki across North America. In this blog, you can get a behind-the-scenes look what life is like on the road.

Thursday 5.20.21 We made it

Last night, it was not easy for us to get to our place to sleep.  Our first attempt was unsuccessful, there was no more space.  The second location was just over 20 miles / 30 km away and there was plenty of space. We had a few minutes of driving time left upon arrival. This place is under renovation and seems to be becoming a good truck stop.

We were not allowed to leave before 11:00 a.m. today. We had time to go for a walk and have breakfast before leaving. We had over 600 miles / 1,000 km ahead of us.  Heikki called the unloading site and we get to go there for the night and be there in the morning ready yo be unloaded.  We can take the tarps off today, it will speed up unloading tomorrow morning.

The sky was cloudy, but the air was warm.  Our air conditioning did the trick again, but it almost fixed itself when we popped into the Dignity Statue rest area.  It would have been too hot to sit without an air conditioning!


Before Minnesota, there were a couple of statues next to the road.  Those piles of rock belong to the road construction site.
Taking photos was a bit awkward when the windshield was full of dead mosquitoes and beetles.
We went to refuel, eat and take a shower.  The windshield was also washed, it was easier to take pictures for a while.  The landscapes became more hilly and we also saw lakes.  After all, we were in Minnesota. And again we crossed Missisippi River.



We arrived in Wisconsin, and there was no better welcome board than that.
Then it rained, suddently, even though the weather map didn’t show rain.  I examined the weather map a little earlier when we had to make sure it wasn’t raining at the unloading site so we could take the tarps off.
The tarps were removed at the unloading site and put in place.  The time now is 00:40.  So good morning as well as good night!
If you like to follow my journey across the U.S please check my earlier blogs here.