After the zoo we stopped in Cincinnati for some authentic Chinese @ the Tea n Bowl. Ordered spicy fried intestines, an oyster pancake appetizer, and a beef and pepper dish. I highly highly recommend this restaurant, they satisfied our craving for Szechuan food. Also the interior is crazy awesome, and if we didn’t need to get so much driving done, we would have stayed and eaten there.

As I drove, my posslq fed me which was kind of hilarious to do with chopsticks while driving down the freeway.

I ended up with chili oil all over my chin and a few bean sprouts in my bra. On the bright side, it was super delicious, and we managed to entertain some of the other drivers on the road that we got stuck in traffic with.

We drove 5 hours through Indiana and stayed at Forest Glen campground immediately over the border in Illinois. This was the night we realized that Yamping is extremely uncomfortable if you’re over 5’5”. It was lumpy and bumpy yes, but my posslq woke up stuck in a pretzel shape with a kinked back.

 

Comfy..... if you're a hobbit

Comfy….. if you’re a hobbit

 

We did some yoga in the woods and then took showers. The showers were AWESOME for camp showers. They were roomy with a good water flow – but most importantly there were tree frogs in them, which was an entirely new experience for me.

Forest Glen Campground

Forest Glen Campground

Next we drove…. Lots. We took shifts driving and powered through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and finally into South Dakota, where we Yamped for a few hours at a rest stop with a teepee.

 

Somewhere in Illinois

Somewhere in Illinois

 

Somewhere in Iowa

Somewhere in Iowa

 

Out of the Field and Into the Frying Pan

Out of the Field and Into the Frying Pan

 

South Dakota Sunrise

South Dakota Sunrise