I really was not expecting a line of storms to fire South the metro. The NWS radio went off I fired up GR3 and saw a line of cells shooting up to 35k feet heading NE at 40 into Dakota County. I grabbed some bags and jumped into the car. I took my netbook, I thought I had loaded all the drivers and software but, I was wrong. Had no data, no maps, no GPS(nothing worked, my regular laptop is retired to no more traveling it’s taken one too many drops/etc). Anyhow I jumped onto I35 and took Cty 42 East to Hastings, into Prescott(I know Wisconsin) then US 10 intercepting the lead cell following into Ellsworth. I watched the second cell pass some nice Tcu a little bit of CTC lightning and lots of rain. I believe I saw Mr. Stanga walking out of Subway in Ellsworth. The sirens were going off in the Prescott area although I am not sure why. I had NWS radio and I believe the warnings expired on them around that time.