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May 21, 2014 - Racine

In the car again to head for Racine for a brief stay with Jill and David. Fairly uneventful, until we hit Chicago at 2:30 in the afternoon and were joined by the local "thousands". But we finally made it. Dave is an avid landscaper, and, now that spring had finally arrived, he jumped on the task at hand. Amy and the grand children came by and we celebrated David's birthday.

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Travels 2014

May 19, 2013 - Wisconsin

Wednesday May 1 This was a do nothing day, drove about 200 miles and stayed at the Caboose campground in Remington, Indiana. Thursday we left the campground about 9 AM and took the I-294 bypass around Chicago ($13.85 in tolls). It was 61⁰ when we left and arrived in Wisconsin at 45⁰ with cold rain. They say the wind chill will be in the 20’s tonight. We had a good lunch at Erv’s Mug with friends Bob & Judy from Florida. They are staying at the Yogi Bear Park about 5 miles from the Racine County Park that we are at. Friday and Saturday we...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Kenosha

August 12, 2011 We had planned for some time to tour the Yerkes Observatory near Lake Geneva, WI. On Saturdays, there are public tours. We nearly arrived in time for the 10:00 am tour. We were let off at the door to get into the tour just a few minutes late. As soon as we entered, we were informed that the 10:00 tour was delayed to start at 10:15. No need to rush after all. The Yerkes is home to the world’s largest refractor telescope. All future and much larger telescopes are reflectors. There are several aspects of the Yerkes observatory...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Kenosha

August 11, 2011 Linda’s cousin and three of her children came to have a little tour of the RV. Our hosts granddaughter joined the fun as well. The introductions went well and we hope that our friends and relatives in Kenosha continue to socialize in the community. Linda and I had time to ride bicycles and tour the three museums in Kenosha: 1) Civil War Museum 2) Kenosha History Museum (highlighting American Motors and Snap-On Tools) 3) Kenosha Natural History (with a realistic scene of butchering a Giant Mammoth That left us time to rest...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Kenosha

August 10, 2011 Our hosts took their granddaughter and friend to the Historic Wisconsin, a heritage center. Linda and I took time to catch up on email, then odd jobs on the RV. We rode bicycles near the lakeshore. Our plan was to go back to home base and rest before going to visit Linda’s cousin’s family. Near the end of the bike ride, Linda’s cousin and children were walking on the same path. We were immediately invited over for ice tea and to meet the kids. We had a great tour and were shown several prints that had been obtained in the...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Eco-Justic; Racine, WI

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: First stop was O&H Danish Bakery; more than a bakery, it sells many craft items, has a deli and the bakery. We settled on a Cinnamon Kringle which is large enough to last a week. We went to a shady picnic table at the Petrified Springs County Park for coffee and Kringle. There were two geocaches at the artesian well. We stopped at the Farm Market for corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. Then off to Lowes for domestic items, then to Tenuta’s which is everything Italian. The treasure from Tenuta’s was the package of double...

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Aug 3, 2010 - Racine, WI

Today we went to Johnson & Johnson for their factory tour. Of course they only do them on Fri. & Sat. If I have learned one thing on this trip is to call ahead before going there. Lucky for us it was downtown so it was close. We took a ride to North Beach which is the shores of Lake Michigan. I stuck my toes in the water but that was about all since the water is 55*. I needed it to be 85* not 55*. There were actually people swimming. Yikes We then went to the Jelly Belly factory for their tour. They had tours today. Ok so it was only a...

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Aug 2, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI

Today we drove about 20 minutes to downtown Milwaukee and went to the Miller Brewing Co. for their tour. It was very interesting. Some facts according to Miller - 500,000 cases of beer are distributed every other day. 40% of their beer production goes to Chicago and 60% of their sales is Miller Lite. They gave everyone 3 samples at the end of the tour. Beer and pretzels for breakfast. Yeah. We then went to Harley-Davidson factory. They no longer give tours here so we continued on to Quality Candy for their tour which we found out is only on...

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Aug 1, 2010 - Racine, WI

Today we arrived in Racine, Wisconsin. We went through Chicago, staying on the main highway. It took us an entire hour to get from one side to the other. Talk about traffic. We'll be finding a different way back. It was like being on the Long Island Expressway during rush hour. Yikes We're staying at Cliffside Campground which is a town owned campground. This is the first time we had a "Self Check in". Pretty strange. There is a welcome sign with a list of the campsites & what they have, ie. 30 or 50 amp service, water, etc. There are...

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Sep 11, 2009 - Racine, Wi

Sept 11, Friday Traveled to Racine, Wi. The weather has been great. Stopped at the visitor’s center in Racine, just south of Milwaukee. There just happens to be a volley ball tournament on the beach at Racine. So we decided to stay. Found the local Walmart and parked the home. Explored the area a bit. Stopped at a White Castle for a snack and I don’t need that experience again. Everything is mini, and the price is right, but I didn’t think it was that good. Although John loved the BBQ Pork sandwich, even thought he had to have 4 of them....

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Jul 13, 2009 - A Great Visit

We made it, finally, to the Racine area to visit Tom and Janet. What a nice visit! They generously offered to let up stay in their yard (they have a really neat place with hookups for a camper), but I was behind on school work and needed an internet connection. Fact is, we should have accepted the offer. The only place we could find was a Jellystone RV park with way too many little yuppie larva kids polluting the place by screaming and running around on park-supplied tricycles. The Yogi Bear theme was overdone to the point of me needing a...

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