Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

A Wisconsin Fish Fry in Middleton & a Visit to Taliesin

restaurant sign

For me, Friday in Wisconsin is just not complete without a fish fry. So, after returning to the Staybridge Suites hotel (located in Middleton, a bit west of Madison) after our tour of Capital Brewery, we changed our clothes  and headed out again to find a fish fry. Our selected venue was located a stone’s […]

A Cathedral, Charlie’s and Clydesdales!

clydesdale horse

After a superb breakfast and a tour of the impressive Schreiner’s Restaurant kitchen, we thanked Paul Cunningham and then headed out to view an awesome church, have lunch and see some Clydesdales! (Read more about Friday Night in Fond du Lac.) (This page may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure about affiliate links here.) St. […]

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. […]

Chicago Architecture Boat Tour Aboard the Sea Dog

buildings along Chicago River

It’s not very much fun going to downtown Chicago anymore. Just seems like a hassle to deal with all the traffic and noise and distractions. I think that I have probably gotten spoiled by all of the quiet time that I have spent in Northern Minnesota. But we had obtained a very reasonable rate from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wisconsin Rapids & Nekoosa, WI

R Karl finds some snacks in Rudolph, WI

Another trek – would this time take us to Wisconsin Rapids and the area roads that are now known as The Cranberry Highway. For this excursion, we left the suburbs of Chicago just before 2:00 PM on a Friday afternoon and headed north on Interstate 90-94. Just north of Madison, Wisconsin we turned onto State […]