Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Playing Wisconsin Tourist

In between McKay's graduation and packing and moving to Utah, we decided to play tourist and visit a bunch of the places that we had wanted to see but hadn't been able to yet before we moved away for good. McKay had taken me to see many of the places that he lived in while he served as a Missionary in Wisconsin 10 years ago, but he still had a few places to show me, and his parents were in town and he had a lot that he wanted to show them. 

The first stop was a day in Milwaukee. We went to the Harley Davidson Factory, drove around the areas that McKay lived and served in, had lunch in Miller Park, and got some frozen custard for dessert at Kopps. 

Then we took a trip up to the Upper Peninsula. We visited Green Bay, and then went up to Marinette and Menominee where we went to a park dand then had dinner at a cute little diner with free pie with every meal and views of lake Michigan. They even gave us binoculars to help us get an even better view during diner. We really only saw ducks through the binoculars, but it was a unique and fun experience. We got to try peanut butter pie, and it was really good!

Next we spent some time in Sturgeon Bay and exploring door county. We drove all the way around the peninsula and stopped at beaches and touristy little shops and every single lighthouse we could. we also had lunch at a little Swedish restaurant that McKay remembered from his mission because they had goats on top of their grass roof, It took us a long time to find, but it was worth the hunt.It is absolutely beautiful up there and we decided we could definitely retire there some day.

after that we took a trip down south to the Alp and Dell cheese factory in Monroe and then to spend the day in New Glarus, our favorite little Swiss town. We had to stop at the Glarnerladen Antiques shop, and the swiss bakery and the Swiss hotel for lunch. We had fabulous wiener shcnitzel and bratwurst and roesti. We will miss New Glarus a lot. 

We will miss all of Wisconsin. It is beautiful and has been good to us. We have met so many amazing people and made so many wonderful friends. Wisconsin has been a little paradise for our family full of happy memories and I am so grateful that we got to spend two years of our life there. 

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