My drive to Dayton from Manitowoc (between Milwaukee and Green Bay) was greatly smooth good roads with long periods of Road Construction.
The saying in the upper-Midwest is there are two real seasons “Winter & Road Construction!” That seemed to be very much the case!
Slow construction traffic added 15% to the travel time of accomplished in 2007. Did notice that despite being mostly ripped up, the Tri-State Tollway still had their tolls. Imagine if you went into your favorite restaurant to learn that due to Kitchen Construction they could only serve Cold Cuts rather than your usual Steak. Might you raise an eyebrow when the bill comes for a couple porterhouse steaks? That is the logic the tollway uses – give you two lanes at 45 mph, dirt & dust clouds as a freebie, and charge for the high speed clear way they promise to provide.
After last year’s bedbug palace we switched hotels to the Holiday Inn Express South. Located in a very industrial area the Hotel was a decent Traveler’s Style Hotel. Unfortunately the promised In-Room High Speed Wireless failed hours into our stay, and despite the front desk’s lack of knowledge of any problem, the Hotel Internet Problems had been reported and had multiple open service tickets with the provider. Hundreds of guests were shortchanged for the period of the show because the support company wouldn’t send out a tech to reboot the local servers.
Our vehicle was left along, which was somewhat a surprise given the broken hulks of dead limos and other “post raid remainders” of vehicles in the parking lot.
“Hara the sleeze” and “Salem the abandoned” has been covered in my Dayton Hamvention 2008 Follow-Up Report No. 21 – Dayton the Unwashed as the state of affairs of the Hara and the Salem remote parking have continued to decline.