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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Overnight at the Orchard

No doubt the best private campground we've stayed at so far this summer has been Dutter's Gibbsville Orchard! 

We've added a few "ornaments" to our camp site - getting
ready for the vintage camping trailer rally that we'll be
attending in a couple of weekends. 
Dustin Dutter, owner of the orchard at N3322 Hwy 32 Sheboygan Falls WI, invited us to park our camping trailer there for two nights during the Labor Day holiday. It was a beautiful setting in the middle of a 20-acre orchard that Dustin took over in July. There's a bakery at the orchard and his cousin makes some really good pies that are for sale at the orchard's retail store along with the 28 varieties of apples and other great Wisconsin food products. The orchard is at local farmers' markets as well. 

This week it's time to start pressing apples for cider. Since the cider isn't pasteurized, it's the right stuff for making hard cider. 
An original sign from the orchard; it fit right in with our
vintage trailer.
Dustin's mom (Lori) and dad (Jeff) are also involved in the orchard operation in addition to running their other business Creative Design Studio in Cedar Grove. We met Lori about 10 years ago when she was selling her unique brand of calligraphy at an art fair in Ozaukee and we've been friends with both of them ever since. By the way, Lori's art is available at the orchard and makes terrific gifts. Just ask our relatives who have many of her beautiful plaques hanging on their walls!

Later in the weekend we stayed at another "private" campground - this time at Rick's son's and daughter's home in Sheboygan. We were only a couple of blocks from Lake Michigan and could hear the sound of the waves throughout the night. 
Since we were plugged into an electrical
source, we put up our pink flamingo
lights around the trailer.
We hope to be able to go camping with the trailer three or four more times before the snow flies. It has been a great deal of fun for us this season.

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