In Alaska...

Trip Start Nov 15, 2011
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

...and Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Brussels, and other interesting places in Kewaunee and Door counties, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

On Monday we continued heading north and found a very nice campground at Kewaunee Village. We left the trailer and headed off to Green Bay to visit the National Railroad Museum.  As well as a Big Boy they also have a British A4 Pacific locomotive, the Dwight D. Eisenhower.

We stopped by the local Forest River main dealer as the rear jacks motor on the trailer failed to work when we set up, and Cliff had to put them down manually, not something he wants to do too often!  The dealer was most unhelpful, and told us they'd be lucky to get parts inside of three weeks.  At the campsite, chatting to the owner, we discovered another dealer who we called yesterday.  What a difference, they were most helpful.  They have a new motor in stock and just regretted that they wouldn't be able to do the work until Friday, but we don't mind staying here an extra day.

Yesterday we drove to Alaska, (a town up the road), and to many other places on a scenic drive around this finger of land that sticks into Lake Michigan.  At Sister Bay we stopped for lunch at Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant, where the grass roof is kept short by the goat who appears to live on the roof.

Today we visited Kewaunee for a walk along the Marshland boardwalk and a walk around the town.  In November 1892 the Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad car-ferry loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at Minneapolis and were destined for the UK - the first boat-load of box cars to be transported across Lake Michigan.

It's very quiet at the campsite, not a single train to be heard, just the mournful sound of a channel buoy off Kewaunee Harbour. This is a lovely area of Wisconsin, very clean and tidy.

As well as unusual place names, we now have unusual names for phone providers.  Currently we are getting a signal via Bug Tussel, and yesterday we had a signal from Einstein. 
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