Tuesday

Say Cheese! You are in Wisconsin!

A typical day being a tourist in Wisconsin Dells.
  • Saw an Amish farmer with his horse and plough working the farm.
  • Tried to talk Jack out of Moccasin purchase- it didn't work....
  • Learned how cheese was made after travelling thru gorgeous farm country.
  • Drank a wonderful grape soda I have never heard of...bottle said made in Mine-SODA....get it? Jack thought it was hysterical....
  • Counted 11 roadkill on the country road.
  • Visited a historical group of log cabins. Explained the Out-House concept to kids...
  • Toured the bizarre tourist trap "The upside down White House"
  • Took kids to a haunted house- and they walked back out after first room.
  • Took kids to a place called the "Looney Bin" for a tour. Considered checking myself in...
  • Went to a Deer petting farm- and saw rabbits feet, rabbit pelts and more stuffed dead animals (including deer!) for sale.
  • Took photos of some amazing old-school motels
  • Bought gas for under $4!
  • Had lunch at a Caribbean themed restaurant- which was confusing for my brain. Until I used the ladies room where I saw a dead animal mounted over the door- and I was immediately reminded I was IN WISCONSIN and NOT the Caribbean.
  • Swam again in the world's largest waterpark- only lost kids 6 times-less than yesterday.
  • Went to a dinner theater production of Footloose, where during intermission a family came up to us and asked if my Jack was THE Jack from the magic show the night before. After they walked away- Jack says "Seems I have quite the fan base in the Dells!".
  • Got laughter induced asthma from Jack's comment....
  • Sang all the songs from Footloose in the car home with the kids- and totally relived my college Musical Theater days....is this regret I feel?
  • Told Tucker he should not sleep in his bathing suit (wants to be prepared for tomorrow)....I am pretty sure he got in his bed with it on- and I am too tired to check.
Another.... Great day for me. Wish you were all here to share...meanwhile here are a million photos. You can match them up to the list above! Tomorrow we road trip it back to Chicago....and we are back home to California on the 21st. Yeah- I am a jet setter people....I TOLD you my life was glamorous didn't I?

10 comments:

Amy said...

Lol I remember footloose! I still remember all the words to that song, how sad is that?

Threeundertwo said...

I hope you bought the cheese hat as a souvenir.

Funny post. I adore tourist traps. How was the gift shop?

Kandace said...

Jealous about the gas prices. Oh! and the cheese hat.

Becky said...

Just realized I left my comment in the wrong place...you'll figure it out. LOL

Soliloquy said...

Oh yes, NOTHING says "glamour" like the Wisconsin Dells.

Anonymous said...

Footloose without Kevin Bacon??
Impossible

Good post! Loved it.

Anonymous said...

Footloose is a great song to do on the treadmill. One of my favorites.

Aunt Sherri

Ann said...

We won't be traveling far this summer season so I live vicariously through you and your "Looney Bin" visits.

foolery said...

Jack is pretty savvy, it seems. Also, I forgot to comment elsewhere that I loved the "home of all of the World's Largest everything" part. Of course I totally messed that up, but I think you'll get the idea.

Cheryl said...

Can I just say I LOVE YOUR BLOG??? I just said it. Just the title and the header alone are awesome....love the kids at the bar, too. haha.

I also lead a very glamorous life...well, I pretend.....

:)