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Aug 28, 2013 - Celebration

Temperatures dropped a little and it was rather pleasant this morning. We drove into Madison to the Farmer's Market which is right down the street from the capitol building - very impressive. It was an amazing looking Farmer's Market but not the place if you were looking for a bargain. I did manage to buy a jar of spicy pickles. On the way home, we stopped at Authentic Wisconsin Cheese at Edelweiss Cheese Shop. I purchased some lovely cheeses and can't wait to try them. http://www.edelweisscheeseshop.com/ Susan and I drove to Miller and...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Smile, It's Free!

Another wonderful day in Verona. Everyone had something to do in the morning, so we were very busy. The boys went out looking for cheap gas.Susan went to the library with Christine and Addison to get books. Aunt Rose and I stayed home and prepared beef stew for dinner. The four of us went to Menard's because Garry and I had never been to one. I think it's Garry's new found store. Unfortunately, they are based in Wisconsin and have only moved as far east as Delaware, OH. Whenever any sales associate asked Garry if they could help him find...

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Aug 26, 2013 - HOT Monday

A wonderful relaxing breakfast at the kitchen table in Verona, WI. Off to Madtown (short for Madison) Twisters Gymnastics with Addison Rose, her mama, and her Nonna. What fun to watch little 3 year olds jumping, rolling, and bouncing. Home for lunch and then off to the nail salon. After three weeks, I was desperately in need of a manicure. Garry, of course, reminded me that manicures are not in our budget. Aunt Rose and I knitted, while Susan read and the boys did a little house job. Dinner consisted of barbecued ribs (Tim), fried...

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Aug 25, 2013 - Introduction

August 25 2013 Pam and I decided we liked the idea of traveling in what we call "Eastern Europe". Poland seemed a likely country to visit. I am Polish, so I have a personal desire to go to Poland. From what I understand, Poland considers Itself in "Central Europe". Wherever it is suppose to be, through readings about the tragic history, culture, foods, it will be a great place to visit via bike touring. I will travel initially to Krakow with my neighbor, Rick , another personage of Polish ancestry. Once there we will travel by train to...

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Aug 25, 2013 - The Dukin's

Our campsite was only 2.5 hours from the Dukin residence so we arrived at 11am today. It was so nice to see everyone and I can't believe I'm here with them in their home in WI. Had you told me 5 or 10 years ago I'd be visiting my pseudo sister and her mother in WI, I would have said you were crazy. How did this happen? Their home is great, the neighborhood is awesome and we're already enjoying our first day here. More adventures tomorrow.

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Aug 14, 2013 - Madison, WI - The State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin

Jerry and I enjoyed an afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is located a half hour north of our house. It is surrounded by two lakes. Our first stop was the capitol, a beautiful building in the center of the city. We were surprised that there were demonstrators preparing for a demonstration from noon to 1:00 p.m. There were about 30 people who came to the rotounda and sang songs like "This Land is Your Land" and "We Shall Overcome." Their biggest complaint is the state leadership's effort to reduce the rights of state workers to...

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Trip Journal

RV Trip North 2013

Jul 29, 2013 - Cheese in Madison

Off to Madison, Wisconsin. Wasn't expecting such an urban environment, but the campus was very nice and we were able to sneak past the girls volleyball camp to get onto the field. Took a little more work than most of the them, but we got it done. Very big stadium. Can't wait to go to see the Hokies play there in a couple of years. Capitol building was very nice as well. Rowan was more concerned about climbing those steps and getting in trouble than he was sneaking into the stadium. He thought it looked like a place where the President...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Madison, WI

Jay went bike riding and then we said good-bye to the Sheboygan area and headed 2 1/2 hours southwest to Madison. We drove through lots of farmland on the rural state highway that our GPS used to get us to our destination. We had a few off and on showers along the way. Eventually, we got to an interstate highway and then we were close our destination with only blue skies to be seen. We're staying in a suburb of Madison called De Forest which is a nice little town of about 6,000 people, two cheese shops with big mice on the stores, a...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Madison Area

Today included another Dairy Farm tour; this time a smaller operation with minimal automation, lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube, a Brewery Tour of Capital Brewery; a smaller brewery, a visit to the National Mustard Museum, and a tour of Little Switzerland.

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Jun 10, 2013 - Wisconsin

Saturday May 25, 2013 The fifth wheel is now in storage at our son Craig’s place in Mauston. We had to take out a few small trees and cut off some large branches but it went in fine. We are having some trouble fitting everything into the truck camper so we will have to cut back on some things. The printer is too large so will have to shop for a smaller one. The refrigerator has stopped working on electric so I will have to check it out. It was only a fuse in the refrigerator circuit board. We added some shelving and drawers to the Lance for...

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May 31, 2013 - Milwaukee to Madison, WI

Last night we went to the Copper Dock on Big Friess Lake (near San Felippo’s Little Friess Lake). Peg and Ron were again very generous with wine: 2005 Vallion Premier Cru Chablis and 2006 Pomerol Chateau La Fleur Petrus. The meal was very tasty but portions were enormous e.g my rib eye was 16 ounces and Bob had the biggest plate of “make your own”pasta I have ever seen. Was lovely looking out on the lake but the big black clouds were descending. By the time we got home there was quite the thunder and lightening storm which we rarely have in...

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May 30, 2013 - The final leg....back across the pond to home

May 30 2013 Did not bike today. Best breakfast yet at the Hotel Bismarck. Took,the train from the Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof to the flughafen ( airport). Quick flight to Amsterdam. I like the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. They have lots of nooks and crannies everywhere. Neat little shops. Descent food. This the way an airport should be. Unfortunately, they do get a alot of fog, which can cancel flights. This happened to us once. Waiting to board our flight back to Chicago. A lot easier without bicycles. On our flight to Chicago, we flew over...

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