Wednesday, Aug 1st- 2012 I got off work at 8am and didn't have to run back home as I had packed the night before including the coolers. Luckily, we have a full kitchen at my work which allowed me to keep stuff frozen. I picked up Joel at his daycare and we off to my mothers' house in the North Suburbs of ST Paul. A boring drive every time,, but I have learned to zone it out after a couple hundred drives. I had just changed oil and the air filter in my truck and got a respectable 21.4 MPG on the way N. Not bad for a full size truck. Safe travels. Once I arrived the mad dash of finding gear,, buying extra food, sorting the gear and then understanding that Joel was more concerned about going out in the paddle boat with Grandma!!! Oh well. Went over to my buddies house later that PM to borrow a weather radio and a hammock. Been up 24 hours... need to get some rest.