Never underestimate the stopping power of a tree.
I do the drive a few times a year, 6.5 hrs...unless I have my dog with me...then it's closer to 7. North side of Chicago to downtown Mpls, via Rockford. (but I recommend the River Road north of LaCrosse if you've got time...it's a great drive, but adds hours)
...and let's return to the game...
Your TT and a statue!
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