So day one was just me riding to my brothers place in Cadott, Wisconsin. I left my place at about 2pm in the heat, stopping once in Durand for a water and cracker break. They were nice enough to let me crash in their air conditioned spare bedroom for the night. The next morning we headed out early for Manitowoc. We arrived a bit early and had about an hour and a half to kill. We met a couple of other riders who happened to be brothers as well, but were a bit older (mid sixties) traveling back home to Pennsylvania. It was a good way to kill some time while we waited, swapping stories and finding out a bit about their trip as well. The ferry ride lasted four hours but it took an hour to load and another hour to unload the boat. A good way to travel if you are not in any hurry. It was a hot day but once out on the lake became quite breezy on the boat. If it would have been any cooler the breeze would have been a bit chilly. After departing in Ludington, Michigan, we rode south for an hour to Muskegon and had some pizza for supper and then found a motel and crashed for the night. More to come.