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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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Close to Home II

This past weekend, we once again were at our favorite camping site, Ledge Park in Dodge County. This time Rick pulled the camping trailer with a new old truck. Of course, the combination is not as stunning as the Chevy panel truck and trailer.
Rick says that he hardly knows he's pulling anything with
the "new" old truck - an '89 Ford.
Original cuties.

On Saturday we paid a visit to our friend, Amanda, who had moved to Knowles earlier this summer. She and her husband, Troy, have a lovely home in this unincorporated community north of Mayville.
Gotta love the sense of humor in this community.
Sadly we returned to Knowles a second time that day. Troy and Amanda’s dog, Juvie, had died unexpectedly within a few hours of our visit. He was a rambunctious yellow retriever, a well-trained bird dog. I imagine that he’s still retrieving ducks and geese – in a place where hunting season has no beginning nor end.  
Rest in peace, Juvie.
We discovered a new place for breakfast on this weekend – Cindy’s CafĂ© in Iron Ridge. As the town's name implies, iron was mined here from the mid-1800s through the 1930s. The iron was used for cast iron stoves and other “modern” conveniences.
Cindy's food and decor is delicious - especially the vintage dining set.

Earlier this year we met Joe and Susie, our friends and managers at Ledge Park, at the Audubon Inn in Mayville. We had a delicious dinner and drinks in this lovely boutique hotel, originally the Beaumont Hotel built in 1896 and now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Beaumont Bar inside the Inn has a great selection of martinis and beautiful stained glass windows.

We’ll be missing Audubon Days in Mayville this October because we’ll be at a vintage camping trailer rally that weekend. However, we hope to get in one more weekend of camping at Ledge Park before the season end.

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