Trip Start Aug 06, 2010
58Trip End Nov 29, 2010
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Where I stayed
Country View RV Park
On August 28, we drove from Mitchell, South Dakota to Altura, Minnesota, which is near St. Charles. We stayed at Lazy D Campground. I guess since we were staying only one night, they put us way in the back of the park
On Sunday, August 29, we pulled into Mukwonago, Wisconsin, which is a few miles outside of Milwaukee. We stayed in the Country View RV Park, which was out in the country. There were burros in a field right across the road from where we were staying.
On Monday, August 30, we drove into Milwaukee and went to the Harley Davidson Museum. Interesting. They have motorcycles all the way back to the No. 1 unit they built. After walking through with the self-guided audio tour, we ran into Don & Maria and went across the street (still part of the Museum grounds) and had lunch. We then went back across the street (also, still part of the Museum grounds) and saw the Evel Knevel exhibit. Unfortunately, when I just now went through the pictures, I realized I had no pictures of that exhibit. Oh well, it was interesting. Just take our word for it.
On the way home, we found a truck along the side of the road with corn in the bed of the truck and a sign indicating the corn was for sale. No person, just a truck and a sign and a box in which to deposit money for the corn you choose to buy. WOW....that wouldn't work in good ol' California! Anyway, we couldn't resist and bought some corn from the truck. By the way, the corn was DELICIOUS.
On Tuesday, August 31, we went back into Milwaukee but this time to Old World, German town
After our walk, we went to the restaurant, Mader's, to wait for them to open for lunch. Then I got a text from Don indicating they are at the Cheese Mart....which was across the street from the restaurant. No need to text back, I just yelled across the street. Don and Maria joined us and the restaurant opened. We now had a ringer with us because Maria is German and Mader's is a German Restaurant in a German town
There was one more place in Old World we wanted to visit. Usinger's Sausage. They are supposed to be the best. We had to wait a while to get the sausage but we found out later (when we cooked them for dinner) it was well worth the wait!
Now that we had cheese and sausage, we were only missing the beer. We headed to Miller Brewery to take a tour and, more importantly, the free samples. On the way, we stopped at Lake Michigan to get pictures of one of our Great Lakes. Looked just like a beach and ocean to us. Anyway, after pictures we continued on to the Miller Brewery for our tour which turned out to be a great one!
On the morning of September 1, we set off for Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then Detroit area.