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.
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 Café 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.