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North America » United States » Wisconsin » Kohler March 23rd 2024

A few years ago, we (Mr. Mike and I) decided to fly into Milwaukee, drive up to Sheboygan, and golf up in Kohler. While the golf was okay, the food was better. I think I had only one birdie in three days of golf. I really did not care for the "fake" bunkers. But enough about golf. Travel and Leisure: When you hear the name Kohler, you might think of the kitchen and bath brand or the host of the 43rd Ryder Cup, but those in the know may recognize it for the five-star resort destination tucked away near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Kohler — one of the nation’s first planned communities — was designed by the Olmsted brothers as a factory town and garden community for the Kohler Company in the early 1900s. Located within a few ... read more
Whistling Straits
Golf Club at Whistling Straits

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Hudson September 27th 2023

We enjoyed out time in Hudson! We "moochdocked" on Family's driveway; thank you Adam & Jessica! May be one of the quietest places we have stayed and beautiful with lots of trees and privacy. Mike's sister Tamara was visiting them part of the time we were there. She was our tour guide to explore Stillwater, MN a charming river town across the St. Croix River from Hudson. We strolled the main street checking out the gift shops, bookstore, antique shops, and samples some ice cream. While visiting we had a driving tour of the twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Jessica was great to show us the sights. We stopped in to see Adam at work and had lunch from a food cart in the skyway. So awesome to have the elevated walkway to connect buildings ... read more
Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Baraboo September 24th 2023

Wisconsin Dells, a city in southern Wisconsin, lies on the Wisconsin River in a region of glacier-carved sandstone formations. Its numerous theme parks and entertainment centers include Noah's Ark Water Park, and Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. We camped at Mirror Lake State Park, a forested reserve surrounding the namesake lake, is known for nature trails and camping. The leaves were starting to change into beautiful red and orange colors. We took an afternoon and strolled the downtown area, stopping in many of the souvenir shops. Like so many tourist towns there were many t-shirt and fudge shops. We managed to resist the temptation of both. We took a morning boat ride through the Dells. We sat on the top deck and had a spectacular view of the sights! The boat stopped twice, first at ... read more
Tour Boat
Boat Tour

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Milwaukee August 9th 2023

Hier était une longue journée. J'aurais bien dormi un peu ce matin, mais non. Mon train Amtrak pour Milwaukee étant à 8:15h, j'ai dû me lever à 6h. Arrivée à Milwaukee à 10:15h, je suis allée au musée Harley-Davison. C'est leur Mecque, là où les frères ont parti leur entreprise de vélos à moteur (=motor cycles). Le musée est à-côté de la gare de train, donc pas de stress. J'ai pris 1h pour faire le tour, sans le resto, le shop et je ne sais quoi d'autre! Si vous y allez avec des maniaques, prévoyez au moins une demie-journée. Je ne saurais pas dire s'ils y exposent TOUTES les versions depuis 1903, mais il y en a beaucoup, sur 2 étages. Il y a même une motoneige. Je devais me rendre au baseball pour le match ... read more
Motoneige Harley-D
Mes préférées
Beaux modèles

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Racine September 16th 2022

In the drive through Milwaukee, we experienced the scariest and roughest road of our RV life. But Cliffside was nice and we enjoyed a visit to the White Point Lighthouse outside Racine. The lighthouse and grounds were a visual treat, like something you would use for a jigsaw puzzle. Strong waves were coming to shore off Lake Michigan. In Racine, we drove around Johnson & Johnson’s corporate headquarters designed by Frank Llyod Wright, a real 1950’s look.... read more
Wind Point Lighthouse
Lake Michigan

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Green Bay September 14th 2022

Our next destination was located northeast of Green Bay. The first morning we worked out at Planet Fitness and then took the tour of historic Lambeau Field. The Classic Tour included the upper suites, a walk down the player’s tunnel (with piped in crowd noise) and a walk onto the field level tarmac. Fortunately, the field wasn’t frozen tundra that day! The grass was manicured and very green. Green Bay is famous also for its city amusement park (free admission and $1 rides) but it was closed that day.... read more
Stadium Suite
Players' Tunnel
Lambeau Field

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Madison August 23rd 2022

My birthplace; May 10th, 1971, The Dells, Wisconsin. I have been told the story many times in varies forms and truth versions about my Father and Mother marrying and moving to WI where my dad helped build a building for the World Wide Church of God, the Feast of Tabernacle building in The Dells. My parents divorced when I was very young and I don't remember them ever so much as being in a same room together. In the years I have idolized a time in WI when they were young, in love and I was a newborn...everything was perfect. In reality, if it were perfect, they wouldn't have divorced so soon. It was emotional for me to enter the state that has always been a word I fill out on a document or see on ... read more
Nearby Park
World Wide Church of God, Feast of Tabernacle building
World Wide Church of God, Wisconsin Dells

North America » United States » Wisconsin May 23rd 2022

Really short drive today, although we did cross back into Wisconsin. We are camping at Willow River State Park so that we can enjoy Willow Falls. State parks are a little pricer here than we are use to, especially for a nonresident. They charge you the fee to camp, a fee to make the reservation, and an entrance fee that can be quite high. Example for nonresident to camp at Willow River State Park: $40+$8+$13=$61. Now if you wait to reserve until you arrive you can avoid the reservation fee. If you will be camping at multiple Wisconsin State Parks, I would suggest purchasing an annual pass for $38 to avoid paying the entrance EACH DAY that you camp. Another thing to know is that they do not provide water or sewer at your campsite, many ... read more

It is a rainy, cold day here today and tomorrow. So, we are pushing on to see what we can in the rain. Yesterday on the way in we saw the Ochsner Park & Zoo. After researching we found it was a free zoo. The site states that the "majority of our animals are either rehabilitated wildlife that are not able to be released or rescued from the exotic pet trade". The Zoo contains playful bears, a variety of owls, sleepy Mexican wolves, a lonely gorgeous artic fox, rambunctious river otters, hidden prairie dogs, a stinky skunk, a majestic eagle, and farm animals. The best part was watching the playful bears run around, climb up trees, flirting with disaster, onto limbs that did not appear like they should be able to hold a bear. After this ... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin May 19th 2022

I woke up really sore today, but it was so worth it to climb down into Wye cave. Luckily, I was able to take it easy this morning. Tina worked much of the day today. We left the site a little late so Tina could use dual monitors. The drive from Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA to Wisconsin Dells, WI was about 3 hours. I enjoyed the morning and cooked some hot dogs for lunch. Then played around outside, did a video on the Segway, and kind of wish I had one more day to go play in the cave again. This was my favorite place we have stayed so far on the trip. Once we arrive to Fox Hill Campground, we took the pups for a walk and Tina and Daisy played some yard chess. ... read more

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