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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Home from Vacation!

Hello Blog Friends!

I know it's been several weeks since my last post.  We have been quite busy, and the time has just flown!  We went on a weekend trip, met Denis' brother and his wife Bev at the NEW Zoo in Green Bay last weekend, went to the Elkhorn flea market last Sunday, went on a cruise of Chain of Lakes on July 4 with Mom, and went to a play at the T.A.P. in Sturgeon Bay yesterday.  Add to that 3 short (4 day) weeks at work (overtime)...I've hardly had time to catch my breath.  We are going to take it easy the next few weeks and weekends.

As I mentioned in my last post, Denis and I went on a long weekend trip June 21-24.  We traveled to the northwestern part of the state, specifically to Hudson, Wisconsin.  Hudson is on the St. Croix River (which is also the state line with Minnesota) and is less than an hour from the Twin Cities to the west.  Hudson has a dinner theater, and was presenting the play "Always, Patsy Cline".  We bought tickets for the Saturday evening show, and decided to make a long weekend getaway out of it.

Something you should know about Denis and I is that we hate the freeway.  Give us a less-traveled state or county road and we are happy.  We find the most interesting things along the roadway that most travelers miss, whizzing past at 65-70 mph.   So, when we travel, we avoid the freeway as much as possible.  Several years ago, we discovered Wisconsin's Rustic Road program, and decided to visit each and every one over the next few years.  So far, we have been on about half (there are over 110 rustic roads as of 2013).  We incorporated some rustic roads into this trip, and found some real treasures, too.  Click here to read more about Wisconsin's Rustic Roads.  We also stop for all Historical Markers.....It's what we do. 

Our itinerary for the trip:
Friday June 21.   Breakfast with Mom in Plover, then west to Eau Claire.
Saturday, June 22.  Eau Claire to Hudson.
Sunday, June 23.  Hudson to MN Interstate Park at Taylors Falls, then back across the river to Hudson.
Monday, June 24.  Hudson to Plover for dinner with Mom, then home.

We saw a lot of water on this trip...rivers and lakes. 
We stopped for a picnic lunch on Saturday at Maiden Rock along the Mississippi River.
 We stopped for a short time in Menomonie on our way home on Monday.  Here is a photo of Menomonie Lake.
Here is a beautiful shot of the St Croix River looking south at Hudson.  There was a neat little park atop a bluff overlooking the river. 

It was a very enjoyable trip.  I'll post a couple more pictures tomorrow. 

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