Summer Vacation in Wisconsin


Monday,  August 2, 1999 I arrive Midwest Airlines.  First: Devour some Great Milwaukee Bratwurst at the Cork & Cleaver with my cousin Donna, who meets me at the airport.

Then: Tour: Waukesha to see the apartment where I was born and  the house where I grew up.

Stop at Jimmy's Grotto for the best Italian sausage and peppers sandwichs in the land!

Take in a movie with mom and stop for some homeade ice cream at Koops

Tuesday, August 3, 1999  Depart for Northern Wisconsin 4 hour drive to Iron Mt. Michigan going through Green Bay  visit the Packer Museum and have lunch at Brett Farve's Restaurant.  Stayed at the beautiful Lakeside Bed & Breakfast 715-528-3259 Fisher Lake, Florence, Wis.

Wolf down a nice juicy steak dinner, take a dip in the lake and sleep like a baby.

Lakeside has waterbikes,canoes, hammocks, a hot tub, excercise room and fireplace room.  It is located near the Nicolet National Forest, where I visited the nature center and saw an albino deer...(my relative?)

Wednesday, August 4, 1999  Texas eggs, homade muffins, and fresh pie - a bountiful breakfast
in a candle lit room over-looking the lake. 1:00 PM Argosy Rafting trip down the Menominee River
HWY 8 east near 141 & 8 intersection ...3 miles south of Niagra, Wisconsin 715-2251-3886 everything in sight!  Tried Cornish Pastys, a favorite food of the miners who came to this area from England.

Made another visit to the local ice cream shop (Wisconsin seems to have one on most every corner) A small cone has three scoops!

Hit the hot tub to ease the pain of my battered bones.  In the evening the cook at Lakeside makes hot cookies to snack on before bedtime.  They might even tuck you in if you asked real nice.

Thursday, August 5, 1999
Breakfast served by candelight in the screened porch.  Canadian bacon, farm-fresh eggs, homade pancakes
with fresh maple syrup.  YUM!
Then start back to Milwaukee.  A  stop wherever we want our own thing trip.
Visit the cheese factory in Lena, Wisconsin and sample Kugel's Cheese  yummy Fontinella, Sharp Cheddar and Baby Swiss made with good Wisconsin milk   Stop whenever mom sees a golden retriever by the roadside!
Toss flowers into the Pestigo River where Grandpa's ashes were scattered.   Dine on fresh bluegill and cottage fries with fresh peach cobbler for dessert

Friday, August 6, 1999
Sleep in, have  breakfast at the bagel shop and head off to tour Harley Davidson on Capitol Drive
12:00 PM Hop on a Harley with the Milwaukee Iron Bikers  and take a tour on the back of a HOG! 800-964-1257 Take our Harley's to Port Washington for  lunch at the famous Smith Brother's Restaurant.  Fried Perch and Lemon Meringue pie!

Totally Awesome Adventure!

Mom's a Harley Honey... a real Biker Babe!

Edelweiss Dinner Cruise  My treat to Mom for her birthday.  7:00 PM 414-272-3625 Riverfront Plaza
1110 Old World Third St. (corner of Third St.  and Highland Ave.) It is a sport coat night, dude!

Saturday, July 7, 1999
Great trip...Many memories

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