The local greasy spoon restaurant that we had breakfast at was called The Garden of Eatin'. Clever, eh?
So, I'm sure you're asking how in the world we ended up in the Garden of Eden? Well, we were there to visit Chris, one of James oldest buddies. He's there finishing up his summer internship for seminary. Here's the only picture I took of him:
I know, it's a great shot! He's walking across a suspension bridge that is held together by duct tape and rust. It was very bouncy and fairly scary. Here's a shot of James and Ian in the woods across the bridge:
We had a great time in Galesville, we ate at a supper club that was right next door to our motel which was really cute. Afterwards I sent the boys out for some guy time while I put the kids to bed and then had some much appreciated quiet time reading magazines outside our room door. Until the sun went down and I started getting eaten alive by mosquitos. Then I went in the room and sat in the dark wondering what I was going to do....it was pretty boring. I turned on the tv for a minute but the light made both the kids squirm around so I decided to shut it off. So I did what anyone in my position would do, I opened a Bacardi Silver and sat on the bed in the dark enjoying the quiet and then I went to bed. James came in awhile later having had a great time with Chris.
The next morning we headed out for our final destination. We decided to stop in the Wisconsin Dells for our mid-day break.
We ended up in this little Bavarian square where we listened to a clock tell us the story of the Pied Piper. It was kind of weird.Then we decided to go to the Wisconsin Deer Park a petting zoo of sorts where you can mix with the deer and feed them crackers. It was really pretty cool!! Here's a few of the best shots:
This is of course not a deer but a goat. Oddly enough the number on this photo ended with 666. I just wanted to share that.
And finally, later that afternoon, we made it to Chicago!!!