Living full time in our motor home allows us to be Ready To Go. . .on to the next adventure!

Living full time in our motor home allows us to be Ready To Go. . .on to the next adventure!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Madison Wisconsin–The State Capitol

We had a very easy drive of less than two hours
but first, we need to do a little motor home maintenance.
New House Batteries at Camping World
may as well stop postponing this little chore. . .
Dave discovered that we were passing right by Camping World
on our way to the RV park in Madison. . .
and since the “house batteries” we needed to replace
were the same price there as other places he had checked,
may as well stop by and let them take care of it. . .
Capitol Dome - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
and while they did that
we may as well go tour the State House. . .right. . .
our view driving down Martin Luther King Blvd - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
as we approached we could tell. . .
State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
that it was going to be just lovely. . .
Beautiful Architecture - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
and it was. . .
Rotunda - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
just spectacular!
Starfish Fossil found on the North Steps (inside) - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
sometimes you gotta take the tour. . .
or you won’t know about the Starfish Fossil located on the Northern Interior Stair Case. . .
Beautiful Architecture - as seen from the Trumpeters Balcony - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
or the trumpeter’s balcony located on Level 4. . .
where all the musicians reigned,
while the singers performed from Level 2. . .
now. . .isn’t that interesting?
Capitol Dome - Observation Balcony located right below the statues - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
and although we had been told by a blog reader (the best folks ever)
we may not have found out about taking the elevator to the 4th floor,
and climbing 46 more steps, and 11 spiral staircase steps
to the outside observation deck. . .SCORE!
from the Observation Tower - State Capitol at Madison WisconsinLake Monona - from the Observation Tower - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
loved it!

Art Fair located at the State Capitol at Madison WisconsinSaturday Farmer's Market - State Capitol at Madison Wisconsin
loved Downtown Madison so much. . .
we went back on Saturday for the Art Fair and the Farmer’s Market. . .
Madison Wisconsin Skyline - State Capitol
here’s my favorite skyline view. ..
isn’t it just a beautiful little city?
Lake Farm Campground - Dane County
and to top it off. . .our electric only campsite located at
was located next door to Lussier Family Heritage Center,
a sort of nature center, with all sorts of walking, hiking, biking, skiing trails. . .
and best of all. . .
Blackberries
I was able to pick blackberries. . .
enough to make us a wee little blackberry cobbler. . .perfection!
See you next time in CHICAGO. . .EEK!

‘til then,
Janice and Dave


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wisconsin Dells. . .well, well, well

As I write this I’m laughing to myself about a blog reader saying

she was tickled that I dismissed Fish Creek as a tourist town. . .

and in the next sentence said we were headed to the Wisconsin Dells. . .

which is the epitome of a tourist town. . .LOL!

OH BOY. . .was she ever right!

the "Strip" - Wisconsin Dellsadd to that. . .for some reason our GPS misdirected us. . .

I'm thinking INPUT ERROR. . .LOL. . .for which. . .

thankfully I am NOT responsible. . .

so we took the coach right down through “the STRIP”. . .(twice)

‘cause once we could finally turn around. . .guess what. . .

our campground was on the totally opposite end of town. . .of course!
yeah. . .this pic doesn’t do the craziness justice. . .

there were people and cars EVERYWHERE. . .yikes!

 

Witche's Gulch - a rock canyon - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

but we are in the Dells for one reason. . .

and that is strictly to do the Upper Dell’s Boat Tour

as described by our RV friends Margery and Paul

in their Blog – Living Our Dream 


Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

the sandstone formations are just as described. . .

and are really something you must see for yourself

as pictures just do not do them justice.

Chief Blackhawk's Profile - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River  Alligators Head - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

as you can imagine, during summer tourist season,

the boat was almost full, so we were seated on the very back deck. . .

by the time a formation was described,

we were sometimes not at the right angle to get a good shot. . .

but these two turned out. . .

Chief Blackhawk’s Profile and Alligators Head

Witche's Gulch - a rock canyon - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

the boat makes two stops. . .we loved the first one, Witch’s Gulch. . .

where we could walk down through a rock canyon. . .to a. . .

wait for it. . .

Witche's Gulch - a rock canyon - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

concession stand. . .

trust me. . .by that time we were happy to see a concession stand

and some restrooms. . .LOL!

Dave had something wrong on his camera settings. . .

all our pics are really, really dark.

I truly hope you’ll go check out the
Living Our Dream Blog

they did get some great pics of Witch’s Gulch


Oh. . .and if you don’t want to do the entire boat tour,

you can drive down, and see JUST Witch’s Gulch for $5 pp. . .

but you’ll miss a lot if you do that,

so we really recommend the tour. . .

Stand Rock - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

my favorite thing of the day was the stop at Stand Rock. . .

and watching the German Shepherd jump this five foot chasm. . .

there’s an entire story of how this came to be,

which you can read here if you would like. . .

Stand Rock - Dell's Boat Tour on the Wisconsin River

suffice it to say that because Photographer H.H. Bennett

was able to capture this stop action photo of his

fourteen year old son leaping to Stand Rock,

you are now able to enjoy the cameras we have today.

 

We enjoyed a couple of meals out at the Dells. . .burgers one day. . .

and Cajun Food the next, to the tune of $70 for both meals, with tips. . .

ouch, ouch, ouch. . .see. . .there’s a reason we don’t eat out often. . .wow!


We did enjoy the Dells. . .especially the Wisconsin River,

and we are glad we made it there. . .hmmm. . .

not sure if we’ll ever need to return. . .but it really was great!

See you next time at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. . .

‘til then,

Janice and Dave