Friday, July 05, 2019
Our first portage of the trip went great, was loaded up and leaving central Ohio at 6:00am. We are about 14.5 hours from Ely so we decided to split it up and stay in Rice Lake Wisconsin the first night. Driving was great, no rain, no delays other than a few slow downs through Chicago and we got to the Super 8 in Rice Lake about 6:00pm, which was really 5:00 with the time change. We ate at the Mandarin which looked like a dump but was delicious. Funny note about the Mandarin, the bathroom is in the basement and it looks like you are in the basement of the Fratellis hangout in the Goonies, I was fully expecting to hear Sloth down there. Really though if you like Chinese food and dont mind a rough looking place check out the Mandarin in Rice Lake.