We said goodbye with hugs to Steve last night, since he goes to work real early in the morning. This morning Karen and granddaughter Allegra watched our hitch-up routine, then saw us off with hugs all around. It's always hard to pull away, but we know we'll see these two special people again. Thanks again you two for such a great relaxing time. We sure learned a lot. We pulled out at 10:30 and made our way southwest to Wisconsin Dells, a relaxing 4 1/2-hour trip.
I'd like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who sends us advice - either by commenting on our blog or sending an email - about what to see and do in the areas we visit. It's great to hear about places that others have enjoyed. I've always wanted to go to Wisconsin Dells since I was a kid. My mom and dad went when I was a teen and didn't take me and my sister. It was their special vacation and they talked about it for years. In fact mom called to tell me not to miss the duck boat ride. We also received emails and had discussions in the RV-Dreams chatroom about the House in the Rock. We're here till Tuesday morning so we hope to check out both of those before we leave.
On our trip today Jim spotted a sign for Culver's at one of the exits on I-39. He's not normally one to pull off at an exit to eat because it's such a hassle to park our big rig. However, this was Culver's we're talking about! We haven't eaten at a Culver's since we were in Illinois last summer. So I followed him at the exit and we found a large parking lot to park Tumbleweed and we enjoyed our first tenderloin sandwich (me) and double butterburger (Jim) in almost a year. It was great! Whereever we find a Culver's we'll eat there.
We're staying in Country Roads Motorhome and RV Park. It's really nice. It's laid out in concentric circles with all pull-thru sites.
They have nightly happy hours in the pavilion, which is right across the street from us. It was too hot to sit out there tonight, but there were several people that did. When there's special events the little snack bar is beside the pavilion.
Jim got the satellite dish up, but because of a high ridge of trees he couldn't get a good enough signal for the HD channels. So we'll have to watch standard definition this weekend, which is OK. We have two shade trees, which is nice.
Other views around us.
We had dinner in tonight and rested up the rest of the evening. We have a lot planned the next few days. I want to see all we can while we're here.