I left Central Ohio around 7:30 am to begin the trip north. Based upon some advice on this forum, I avoided going through Chicago by heading west on 74 out of Indianapolis and picking up 39 in Bloomington, IL. There was far less traffic and it was a pleasant drive. I picked up my nephew Ryan at the airport in Madison, WI around 4:00pm and we headed to the Holiday Inn Express near Chippawa Falls. We ate at a cool little place called the Sheeley House Saloon. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.