July 7, 2012
We survived the storm. The rain was quite loud at times throughout the night, but the kids slept right through it. We slept in this morning which turned out to be a big mistake. Prior to that we worked on breaking down camp which was pretty easy since we picked up most of it before the storm came. I ran into a problem because the key broke to the cabinet with the water tank valves. Luckily, I could access the locked cabinet from the one next to it and was able to use a fireplace poker to unlock the cabinet from the inside. I couldn't relock the cabinet, so I had to duct tape it to keep it from flapping around. Finally, we headed to Paul Bunyan's in Minocqua for breakfast. When we arrived there the line was really far out the door and wasn't moving. We decided to head downtown to Island Cafe which turned out to be worse. It only took 20 minutes to get a table, but it took forever after that.
The rest of the day went much better. The kids were great on the way home and we made it home quicker from Minocqua (300 miles) than we did going to central Wisconsin (150 miles) a few days ago!
Overall, another fun trip. Can't wait for our real trip at the end of July!