Saturday, July 10, 2010

Enjoying Wisconsin!

It's not ALL about getting the fresh squeaky cheese curds direct from cheese factories ... though that is a large part of our enjoying Wisconsin.

Take a look at the fabulous 70 mile bike ride we did...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Good Old Midwest 4th of July

What a great way to spend the 4th of July - with my Mom's crazy Lang family in Bettendorf, IA - Quad Cities. THAT is a POOL party - almost everyone in it, most with water guns, so no one on shore stayed dry.

My Lang cousins - we are the "older generation" now. We had a GREAT time seeing everyone.

You never know who you'll see an RV park - how about an RV with a big red nose?

Gregg, Jeri, Kelsey and I visited Mom, Dad and brother Bob in the beautiful Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. (The other side of the headstone is engraved for Dad.)

I just love crossing the Mighty Mississippi River.

Doesn't northwest Illinois look a little like Tuscany, Italy??? Sure is pretty...

Good Old Potosi Beer - Wisconsin brewed.

This has been our campground for 2 nights- a Corps of Engineers park, Grant River Rec Area at Potosi. Right on the banks of the river, we can watch the barges and other river traffic go by. This was dusk last night.

A new First!!! (I love "firsts").
Fish Fly (or May Fly) hatch. We'd heard of them of course, being amateur fly-fishers. But now we've been IN one.
The camera does not adequately capture the enormity of this experience.
There have been clouds of them with the air sometimes absolutely full of the little critters. The grey area to the right of the tree is one.
They don't bite or even seem to leave any residue behind so we have rather enjoyed them.
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