Dawn in Goodland, Kansas.
We stop in Watertown, SD to refuel and catch our breath. Headwinds all the way, bumps, and hot hot hot!
The trip from Goodland was really hot and bumpy. Carol was our timer and chart checker in the back seat, and after Watertown she got really quiet. It was when she started turning green that we really started to worry. We were supposed to flyby to continue at Ashland, WI, to pick up those kick-ass tailwinds to Sault Ste Marie but decided to stop for a health break.
Sometimes you just get lucky. Others left to grab the tailwind while Team DC3 recovered. Deb was on board but wistful about the winds. We stayed a little over an hour, enjoying grilled brats and the sweetest hand-picked strawberries you ever tasted. Carol laid back with some ginger ale and after a while started to feel better. We decided to continue, taking our time getting ready.
What luck to leave later! While others diverted, we sailed right in to Sault Ste Marie.