Category Archives: United States

Only in America….

One of the things we enjoy when taking road trips is stopping along the way to see cheesy, corny fun stuff.  And, boy, did we succeed recently. Did you know the world’s biggest covered wagon is located in Lincoln, Illinois?  … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Continuing with the theme of how weird Wisconsin can be, as we road-tripped south we stopped to see Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron in an art sculpture garden in the middle of pretty much nowhere situated back behind a place called Delaney’s … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Jurustic Park

No, I didn’t spell that wrong.  Jurustic Park and Jurassic Park are two completely different things.

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Wisconsin is weird — House on the Rock

One of the things growing up in Wisconsin taught me is that Wisconsin is weird.  Come on, Wisconsin is home to at least two world famous serial killers.  Ed Gein liked to make lampshades out of human faces and cover … Continue reading

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The birds of Holcombe

We recently spent 10 days in Holcombe, Wisconsin vising my parents.  There isn’t much to do in Holcombe besides boat and eat and drink.

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Where to eat in Minneapolis

When did Minneapolis become a foodie city?  I sure don’t know the answer to that question (when I lived there, it was all burgers and fries), but I do know that the restaurant scene has gotten really, really impressive. So, … Continue reading

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Five days in Minneapolis

Long ago and far away when I was a but a young girl, I decided to enroll at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  I remember being excited to move to “the big city.”  I also remember several of … Continue reading

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Two days in Dubuque

So, I know what you are thinking.  You are thinking “Dubuque?  Why in the h e double chopsticks did they spend two days in Dubuque.”  Well, there isn’t really a good answer to that.  Bottom line is we needed to … Continue reading

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Two days in Louisville

While in Cadiz, we took a few days to explore Louisville.  We were there over the 4th of July so I’m sure we didn’t see the “real” Louisville — the city was very, very quiet.  But, even taking that into … Continue reading

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Two Days in Nashville

So….while we were dealing with family issues in Kentucky, we managed to get a few days away to celebrate my 50th birthday.  Our options were limited, as we had to be back in Kentucky the day after my birthday.  After … Continue reading

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