To the Shores of Lake Michigan

The last 2 days have been really pleasant riding. After leaving Wisconsin Dells we spent Saturday night in Fond du Lac, with is on the southern end of Lake Winnebago, and tonight we are in Manitowoc. It is possible that Wisconsin has been the nicest state we have ridden through. Nice roads, few long climbs, nice rolling hills, dairy farms and corn everywhere, and wildflowers almost always alongside the road. It has been a very pleasing few days. On the way to Fond du Lac we stopped at the “Best Fried Brat” stand in Wisconsin, just a photo op for me! I can also begin to understand how much the Packers are like a religion up here, their logo and colors are EVERYWHERE. Last night I dined with friends of ours, Jean and Alan Hilgeman, who we see every year in Jamaica. They live in Southern Wisconsin. Very nice of them to drive up to meet me, and we had a lot of fun at dinner and walking by the lake. Tomorrow is a rest day, though we actually have to bike to and from the ferry across Lake Michigan, so I am not sure what the plan is, and how relaxing a day it will turn out to be. I am excited about the ferry, a 4 hour ride, and for a lot of that time you are not able to sight land. We also cross back into Eastern Daylight Time, I am beginning to smell the Atlantic Ocean!

alan

Farm near Wisconsin Dells

Farm near Wisconsin Dells

Waterfall near SAG Stop in Montello, Wisconsin

Waterfall near SAG Stop in Montello, Wisconsin

Montello Movie Theater, "Planet of the Apes", really?

Montello Movie Theater, “Planet of the Apes”, really?

Welcome to Wisconsin

Welcome to Wisconsin

Full view of the Brat Fry

Full view of the Brat Fry

No doubt as to who this town roots for

No doubt as to who this town roots for

Jean and Alan Hilgeman with me on the shores of Lake Winnebago

Jean and Alan Hilgeman with me on the shores of Lake Winnebago

Lighthouse on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Lighthouse on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Our first sighting of Lake Michigan

Our first sighting of Lake Michigan

Small Wisconsin Dairy Farm. All I said was, "Say Cheese", and they all looked at me.

Small Wisconsin Dairy Farm. All I said was, “Say Cheese”, and they all looked at me.

 

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