This was all about to change, for we were to enter the brand new territory of Wisconsin.
We planned to stay overnight just outside Milwaukee. This means that by the time we finished finding the oldest geocache in Illinois, Beverly, that morning, we would end up in Milwaukee for lunch, and give us the afternoon to explore the city.
Being geocachers we probably didn't explore the city as normal folks, but normal is boring, so we didn't mind so much.
The first thing we did when we hit town was infiltrate a secret spy safe house.
The Safe House is a spy themed restaurant, and "theme" is a misnomer. The place lives and breathes spy stuff. You even need to know the secret passphrase to get into the place.
Zeke spent some time exploring the front door before we were able to gain access.
Once inside the place is full of spy memorabilia... movie posters, props, crazy spy cliche things like secret doors and one way mirrors, and even some actual artifacts from real life spies.
It also has a geocache.
They keep in in a secret place (behind the bar I think) so this was the first time I ordered a geocache from a waitress. I literally said "Hello! I would like some deep fried cheese curds, and a geocache please." Her response: "Yes sir, I'll go fetch that right away".
And she did!
The deep fried cheese curds were also delicious, if you were wondering.
From there we got back into the Geovan of Destiny and cached our way to the hotel.
The next day we kept going west. Wisconsin is famous for cheese, and we didn't want to leave the state without consuming some fomage de la Wisconsin, so we stopped by a cheese store.
As a result we spent most of the day driving, and not a lot of adventuring. We did have a lunch of cheese and crackers at a rest area tho:
The rain did put a damper on the day a bit, but thats OK - it was the last time the rain had any significant impact on our schedule for the entire trip. We spent the night in Minneapolis, which brought us a whole bunch of new adventures, so stay tuned!