Wife and Mom. I love to travel, take photos and read books. I love learning new things.
We spent the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been researching where to find an automaton for the #questscouts Tin Man Visit objective and discovered Ella's Deli, which looked promising. We ate there Saturday night, seated under a UFO with space alien circling it. While I'm not sure if any of the many animations at the deli would be considered an automaton, we did find a pretty awesome tin man! #tinman#ellasdeli#madison#wisconsin#travelwisconsin#oddlymonumental#roadsideamerica
Adventure 21: Kiss at the top of a Ferris Wheel. Adventures can be big or small. This was a fun adventure providing lots of laughs trying to get a good kiss shot. There are quite a few outtakes, but we got a lot of kisses out of this adventure! 😄❤💋🎡 #questscouts#50adventures 21 ✔ down, 29 ✔ to go
Adventure #19: Adventure with Lola (my sister). For our adventure, we decided to wander on the Wisconsin Great River Road. Our first stop on Saturday was Maiden Rock where we browsed in the cute shops. We then drove up to the top of the bluff and sampled wine and cider at Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery. Back down by the Mississippi River, we went to the 44th Annual Stockholm Art Fair on the shore of Lake Pepin. This is a juried art fair and has a nice variety of quality vendors. After wandering around the art fair and browsing the local boutique shops in the 97* heat, we enjoyed a cold beverage at Lena's Lucky Star before heading to the Mielke Ranch near Cashton, our AirBnB for the night. After checking in at the farm, we got a recommendation for dinner from the owner and enjoyed a fabulous meal at the Badger Crossing in downtown Cashton. In the morning, we enjoyed fresh Amish baked goods and French pressed coffee on the back deck accompanied by three friendly farm dogs and a flamboyant peacock named, Michelangelo. Before leaving the farm on Sunday, we strolled the grounds taking photos of the scenery and animals. Heading home, we stopped at Elmaro Vineyard in Trempealeau for a wine tasting and light lunch. It was a beautiful day to sit on the patio, listening to live music, and sipping delicious wine. Our last stop in Wisconsin was to see the Rock in the House in Fountain City. Back in Minnesota, Steve joined us for supper at Cozzie's Pub & Grill in Stillwater. Lola and I had fun sightseeing, shopping, visiting and laughing during our sister's get-a-way weekend road trip adventure. Words and photos cannot begin to describe how much I cherish time spent with my sister! #QuestScouts#50adventures#19✔down31✔togo#ilovemysister
Stopped here on our way home yesterday. On April 24, 1995, a 55-ton boulder rolled down a hill and crashed into the house of Maxine and Dwight Anderson. When the plaster dust had settled the Andersons found a huge, disc-shaped rock where their master bedroom used to be. Amazingly no one was hurt. The rock is still there. John Burt, a local real estate investor, bought the house within a month of the crash, with the rock firmly wedged inside it, and turned it into an #oddlymonumental attraction. You can walk the grounds and even go inside the house. I was a little creeped out in the house. #roadsideamerica#travelwisconsin#wisconsin#fountaincitywi
Last night, we made our tin foil meal for the Quest Scouts Tin Men DIY objective. We started out making a chili/cheese chip dip over the fire and for the main dish, made bacon, ranch, chicken tin foil packs. We shared the food and evening with neighbors. It was a beautiful summer night with fireflies dancing around us and sandhill cranes chattering in a nearby wetland. Wonderful weather, good food and awesome friends made everything perfect, until the mosquitoes showed up. For more information and recipes, please see my complete synopsis. Link is in the comments. #TinfoilMeal#campfirecooking#funwithfriends#recipes#QuestScouts#I❤Summer