July 14, 2016
The flight was easy. The rental car, while not as pictured, is satisfactory. I was able to listen to podcasts on the three hour drive north. Traffic was not even noticeable, and the condition of the roads was about what you'd expect given the state's recent financial history. I was disappointed there was no view of any of the lakes I drove past, it was as if the roads were deliberately constructed to block any view. The hotel is indistinguishable from others in the chain. I do hope that the material covered in the next three days is sufficiently enlightening.