Oma in Wisconsin
We always enjoy having family visit us, and Oma is a special treat for us and her grandchildren. Here are some pictures from her visit in February 2004:
Keep paging down to see some more nice photos -- enjoy
It's always fun when family and friends visit us in Wisconsin. This year we also had about 250,000 Harley-Davidson riders in town when the family came up. Everyone got along "famously," as they say back East. The first day they arrived, we had lunch at Mader's Restaurant in Milwaukee--one of Aunt Marie's favorite spots to dine.
Then we had to visit Joe, Laura and Megan.
And then we had our Labor Day Picnic. Great fun with the visitors here.
Of course we had to see the new Art Museum in Milwaukee. Designed by a fellow named Calatrava, the building is a piece of art all by itself.
We took a ride up to the Kohler Design Center and then went to lunch at the Whistling Straits golf club house. Whistling Straits is a Kohler property and will be the site of the 2004 PGA tournament.
If you look at a map of Wisconsin, you see a large peninsula sticking out into Lake Michigan--that is Door county. On the left (West) you find the waters of Green Bay and to the right (East) are the waters of Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful area and we like to visit the small towns up there. Our favorite Inn is the White Gull Inn in the town of Fish Creek. Their Cherry Pie a la Mode is worth the 3 hour ride to get there (Isn't that right Buck?). Lots of tourists head up Door County every summer and fall - and hearty cross country skiers like the area in the winter. If you travel to the very northern tip of the peninsula, you can board a ferry and take a 30 minute ride to Washington Island. We did that.
A visit to Wisconsin is not complete without a stop in Madison, our state capitol and home of the University of Wisconsin. We headed up to see Jon as he begins his senior year. We had lunch at the Great Dane Brew Pub.
Dining out every day was fun. We ended up going down into Milwaukee to try the Waterstreet Brewery fare. It was good!
Stay tuned for a few more days worth of pictures--come back here next week to see them.
This page was last edited on 03/3/2007