I have lived in Wisconsin twice for very brief periods of time. I really do love the state. The farmland rolling by as you drive, the wonderful, vibrant cities, and the charming smaller towns. Although the politics of the state leave me a bit sick to my stomach (not unlike my own state), the people and the beauty of the state make up for all of that. I miss living there, I really do, so visiting it is really fun for me. We drove close to Oconomowoc, near where we used to live. We stayed up in Door, Co. where my SIL's have a beautiful home right on the shores of Lake Michigan, just south of the town of Egg Harbor.
Can you imagine seeing this view everyday from your back deck?
Or this view from down by the water?
We visited The Ridges Sanctuary where this upper lighthouse lines up with a smaller one and used to guide ships into port safely. The trees and the flowers were magnificent. My SIL's volunteer here every week keeping the precious grounds protected. They have recently been involved in trying to reestablish different lilies back into this protected area.
This amazing yarn bombing is courtesy of a husband and wife team. If I remember the article correctly, the lovely woman owner of this property started the project, and then her husband joined in and finished it.
We went for a walk in a gorgeous outdoor gallery with paths that lead through the woods with sculptures everywhere. The sculptures were so interesting. People are so incredibly talented it just amazes me.
Little Buddy needed a little rest with his aunt's after all of his walking around looking at art, by the way these comfy rocking chairs were for sale just in case you are interested.
Most of the time was spent reading, knitting and playing with this special little guy of mine. I actually realized I don't see him near as much as I would like to due to work. It was fun to just be with him and hear him chatting away about airplanes, vans and trains.
There was even time for a few smooches. He is very smoochable after all.
There were long walks in the woods and on this great road near my SIL's house. Well we were walking but Little Buddy was running walker style.
We were treated to some beautiful sunsets, gorgeous temperatures and even an evening thunderstorm. It was perfect and makes me miss Wisconsin all over again.
Bye for now Wisconsin, thank you for the wonderful trip.