The start of a long drive
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So my mom and I decided to head up north today... I talked to her last night, she wanted to leave at 10AM... umm int's a 3 hour drive from the twin cities to get up to Duluth. I told her I wanted to leave earlier... she said ok, 8AM... I talked to my roomie when I got home from work and she highly suggested we leave at 6:30AM at the latest because of rush hour traffic. I called my mom, she's staying at a near by hotel, and I told her what Lindsey said....but instead of 6:30 I just said 6AM. She didn't sound too happy but grudgingly agreed and said she'd pick me up the next day (which was today).
at 6:15 she came by and picked me up and we got a sandwich for breakfast at the speedy america gas station at the corner of my road and entered in Duluth into my GPS and just started going. On the way up I saw the exit for Cloquet and said we need to stop there. I wanted to see the Frank Lloyd Wright building that is a gas station. I told her I didn't know what to expect, but I wanted to look at it and get a photo so I can make a post card for my friend in Brooklyn who loves FLW and architecture. See I noticed when I moved here that there aren't that many places that sell post cards around here so I bought one of those canon small photo printers (the one that uses acetate, or what not, to print on instead of ink) and a travel inverter so I could get her a post card made.
My mom was excited to go there because even though she paid more for full serve her windows were disquisting because of dead bugs!! I tell you it was horrible... her windshied wasn't even that bad driving 14 hours here from Pittsburgh. So she found it well worth the stop.
Next stop another hour and a half away north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.