Our plane landed in Minneapolis at 10:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 CDT), a little early. We got our luggage and then found an airport restaurant, Houlihan's, where we ate lunch before renting a car and getting on the road.
Traffic was s-l-o-w for the first 45 miles out of the city, but then we were able to go at highway speeds.
The countryside here is so green and full of trees. And, of course, small and large lakes dot the Minnesota landcape.
I thought Mom would sleep much of the way to Grafton because she was really tired in the morning on the plane, but she stayed awake the whole time.
We finally got to Grafton shortly before 9 p.m.--a lot later than I expected. Our motel room was much too small for three people, but we made do.