Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

Capture of the U-505 and the German Enigma Machine

aft torpedo room

Follow me through one last article to read about the ultimate capture of the U-505 and the capture of the German Enigma Machine. (This page may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure about affiliate links here.) Too Short of a Tour It was hard to ignore the cameraman just outside the U-505 submarine exhibit entrance. […]

More About the U-505

U-505 German submarine

I scheduled a trip to the Museum to see the U-505 on a Monday – after Labor Day – so that the crowds would be a bit smaller. The trip downtown, however, was agonizingly slow. It was raining that particular morning (one of the few storms that we had experienced all season long) and it […]

The Museum of Science and Industry – Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Just like many of you – in fact, many thousands of you – I first paid a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when I was a kid. I don’t remember whether I was in Mrs. Carter’s 4th-grade class or Mr. Johnson’s 6th grade class or whether I went with my […]

Exploring Manitowoc’s Riverfront & Lakefront

along the Mariners Trail looking our over Lake Michigan

For the last part of our Weekend in Manitowoc, we will continue to explore Manitowoc’s riverfront and lakefront! If you missed the beginning of our excursion and would like to read more, click here. After dinner, we had been graciously asked to join Kathleen Galas and her husband for some evening entertainment along the banks […]

The Rahr-West & Wisconsin Maritime Museums

Sputnik fragment

was As we headed north across the Manitowoc River on 8th street, I recall getting very excited. I had read about two Manitowoc police officers being close to the intersection of 8th and Park streets back in September of 1962. As a kid in ’57, I remember going out into our backyard at night to […]

Little Norway and the Mt. Horeb Area

little norway

For the second half of our excursion, we ventured north to visit Little Norway and the Mt. Horeb area. After checking in to a Hilton Garden Inn on the west side of Madison, we took some time to relax, and tried to figure out where to go for dinner. The Kentucky Derby was running – it […]

Hayward WI – Fishing Hall of Fame

hayward wi musky

On one of our road trips into Wisconsin, I collected a postcard with a picture of a two-story high musky at a place called the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI. This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. […]