Friday, June 7th, 2013
After breakfast on Friday morning I left Sturgis to continue my trip. 15 minutes later, I crossed the border into Indiana and I headed west to Chicago on I90. There are a lot of tolls in Indiana and Illinois so I was glad that I had the EZ-Pass transponder on my motorcycle so that I didn’t have to pay cash. I pulled over into the cash lanes to make sure that it would work but every time I got near the gate it would open and the attendant waved me through.
It was overcast and warm most of the day but the sun did escape through the clouds a few times. I headed north-west after I got past Chicago and I stopped at the Wisconsin information center to find out where I might stay for the night. When the agent suggested that I visit La Crosse I knew that it was going to be my destination for the night, since I used to play lacrosse and it is on the Mississippi river. With the time change near Chicago, I arrived in La Crosse at 6:30 pm central time so I stopped for the night at a hotel on the Mississippi river and I had a chance to walk along the river after supper.