Day 4 of driving to CoffeeCon started in Elmwood, Nebraska (H on the map) with the need of getting to I before 3pm. I had to get there in time to shower and then join Amanda at the Bunn hosted cocktail party!
I thought that the day was going to be perfect, it was sunny and a good driving temp when I woke up bright and early and hit the road. Again, I had no idea what I was driving into later in the day.
As you can see in the photo above, which I did not notice until I was looking over my photos later, shows exactly what the weather would hold for me. I was just trying to catch a pic of the Iowa State sign but managed to catch the clouds as well. It also ended up being the only photo of Iowa I captured on Day 4.
The sky opened up and drenched me in an Ice and Snow storm that was even bigger than what I drove through two days before! Never in my life would I have imagined driving through this type of weather in May across the Midwest I was prepared for thunder storms, tornado type weather etc. but not a winter blizzard.
Thank goodness for hands-free phones and a lot of people on the other end giving me weather updates and checking on me as I drove! Eventually as I neared the Illinois state line the weather just stopped! A little rain/drizzle but other than that, nothing to speak of!
|Super neat Giant in Wilmington, IL|
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*Disclosure* I was invited by CoffeeCon to attend as a VIP Blogger, that is how I was at the BUNN Cocktail Party, and the Kitchenaid Luncheon. These two events were not open to the public. All the other aspects of the event were! I did have Sponsors such as United Mayflower Container, Glass Dharma, and Cross Country Cafe who helped to offset the cost of my trip.