Road trippin'

Wisconsin is beautiful in the summer. That is no lie. My mom and sister asked me to accompany them to a casino on the other side of the river, in northern Minnesota. Now, I don't gamble, but I did have the day off, so I came with. 

Road trips with my sister are always entertaining. 

There is a city called Lake City, MN (inventive right?) that has a million sailboats and a beautiful lake. (Lake Pepin)

There was only one sailboat out that day. I guess that's what you get when you go to a tourist spot on a Monday! 

We went down to the beach and collected rocks and sea shells. It's kind of a tradition with my family. 

our view
first top knot EVERRR on cassie

We spent the night at the casino with a crappy pool and overpriced beer. Mom had a good time. Cassie and I aren't gamblers, we both would rather spend the money on shopping or something. Funny thing was, Cassie found a $5.00 chip on the floor in our bedroom. Highlight of our night, I am sure. We gave it to Mom. 

On the way home, we took the bridge over to the Wisconsin side to see the sights. Wisconsin by the river is all bluffs. That is one of the reasons I love where I live. It isn't flat and we are surrounded by coulees. Mom and Cassie wanted to stop in a town called Stockholm, Wisconsin. It was a beautiful, tiny, town. There are general stores and cute art museums around this cozy town, population of 97!


outside the general store
Wisconsin Beer, with funny names.

 This town was beautiful, but is in danger of being destroyed because of fracking and when we bought some jelly and lefse, we also signed a petition to stop the fracking in that area. We already have had some fracking started and it has moved towns and made a lot of people rich. It's a heavy debate in this area. 

It felt good to get away, but let me tell you, I miss my cats when I am gone! 

Do you have cute areas like this around you? Do you like road trippin? 



  1. I learned something new from you today. Fracking! Who knew?

    I want some Totally Naked beer!

  2. Looks like so much fun! I would love to do a quick road trip with the family! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower and visiting from the GFC blog hop!
    Hope you are having a good day!

    1. thank you! yeah, it was a nice little vacay! :) thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Glad you had a good time. I love Wisconsin!

  4. We LOVE New Glarus beer in our house :) I think we have at least 4 kinds right now. Thank you, Woodmans :)

    Liz, you gotta try New Glarus Belgium Red. It's technically a beer, but it's basically a cherry wine. It's SO GOOD!!!

  5. What a beautiful place! I found you on GFC. Nice to meet you. This post would go GREAT with my link-up today on my blog. Check it out!

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