I have always had a vague sense of “The Dells” in Wisconsin, and it took till now to realize what the place was all about.
Well, if you were even lightly considering it, then Baraboo WI would have been the place for you to be 130 years ago. In fact, anywhere in Wisconsin would have been fine. It seems that the center of all American circus life was here, so there must have been something in the air. Five local boys namedContinue reading “Too late to join the circus?”
We have sought him out in many places, but it was time to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He chose this area where he was raised to build his home and what became his school. The name he gave his house is Welsh for “Shining Brow” (right, Alan?) and the buildingsContinue reading “Finding Mr. Wright”
We had to get out of Madison proper today, as it was a UW game day. Evidently, unless you are a Badgers fan trying to get to the stadium, you do not want to be around to watch the frenzy. Not a problem, as they say so annoyingly these days. We left town early and headed out toContinue reading “Time to stop and smell the cheeses….”
Madison – now we’re talking. This town has some life, some action, and some spirit. Unlike in Milwaukee, you cannot lie down in the middle of a major intersection and take a nap during business hours. Au contraire.
Any fan of the theatre in the last century knew all about Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the dazzling couple who defined great acting and who now live on in legend.
It was a bit of a tasting day in this city. We started out at Watt’s Tea Shop, which has been in business since 1870, and serves a really great breakfast. How can you beat stuffed French toast and Eggs Benedict on homemade English muffins? Well, you can’t. Plus, they really know how to makeContinue reading “A melange of Milwaukee flavors”
With roots in Cincinnati, I relate to this old German city, with its (sometimes) interesting blend of the old and the new.
These nice normal Midwesterners have their kicky side, too. You do remember Larry the Logroller from Wabeno, Wisconsin, right? Well, we started the day visiting his smaller brother, Muffler Man, who I think should be called Dan the Muffler Man of Oshkosh WI. At any rate, he got the short end of the stick onContinue reading “And then there’s weird Wisconsin…”
How do you get back to Wisconsin from Michigan without going all the way around that big lake? Easy! You float across Lake Michigan for four hours on the car ferry, the SS Badger, which has been operating since 1953 and is coal-fired.