Trip Start Aug 08, 2010
69Trip End Nov 19, 2010
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Country View Campground,
We had an interesting trip finding the park. When we turned off the interstate, we were suppose to make a left and then a right to go up the hill and into the park. However, we missed the first turn due to construction and ended up taking a longer way around. At one point, the Kaspers pulled over and so did the Ratcliffs. There was not enough room for us to pull off and traffic was starting to back up behind us. So, I said over the CB for them to follow us as our GPS was showing that we needed to make a left turn. We followed the GPS instructions and ended up on a residential street staring at a dead end sign. I did not have the exact address of the park in the GPS - just the coordinates, so the GPS was now telling us to go off road and that the park is just 300 yards ahead. A homeowner comes out of his house and says this happens a lot since the park is just over the crest of the hill behind his house. He gives us directions to get to the park and we finally make it to the park, much to Larry's chagrin.
August 30th found us in Milwaukee. First stop is the Harley Davison Museum. This was a priority for Larry and Don, but I think we all found it interesting.
We decided that Milwaukee is not the easiest city to find your way around, but we made it. The Harley Davison Museum is huge and really interesting. If you ever get a chance to see it, plan to spend at least half a day. We also had lunch at the HD restaurant. The food was good and lots of it. Then it was time to get back to Molly. Poor girl! She had been home for six hours.
August 31st, we headed to Old Town Milwaukee. First stop was the cheese shop. Yum-o! Love that cheese. Got my supply of cheese curds. Thanks to Bob and Carol Haas, I knew what cheese curds were. Then a walk along the river. LeeDelle took off to see if she could find a brewery and got stuck on the opposite side of the draw bridge. By the time we got back together Don and Maria had joined us and it was time for lunch. We had lunch at Mader's - a German Restaurant that is over 100 years old and still owned and operated by the same family. It almost felt like we were in Germany again.
Next stop was the sausage place across the street, long line but well worth the wait. Maria and Don headed back to the RV and said they would walk Molly so we could go to the Miller Brewery. But, first we drove over to Lake Michigan. Wow is it big! I guess that's why they call it one of the Great Lakes. There were even a few surfers on the lake.
Now we are ready for the Miller Beer tour. This tour took about hour before we got to the reason we where there, to drink beer. It was very interesting. You will never guess which city drinks the most beer - Chicago. Who knew.