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Jul 23, 2018 - Haircut and a Trim

I've been making use of our down time for some personal maintenance, laundry, and as usual photography. Since I haven't had a haircut since the middle of May I decided to find a barber shop and clean up. The first 2 places I found on-line in Two Rivers were out of business or closed on Monday. I expanded my search and found "The Barbershop, A Hair Salon for Men". You never know what to expect when you go into a "foreign" barber shop, but this one was a pleasant surprise. All the stylists were women. I asked for a hair cut and also agreed to...

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Jul 19, 2018 - Waiting By the Lake

We moved down to Two River yesterday. We're staying at the Village Inn and RV Park just north of Manitowoc, WI across the street from Lake Michigan. We took Winnie to Truck Country in Sheboygan today to get the diagnosis of the brake problem. As I feared, the grinding noise was due to worn inside brake pad on the right side. The cause was a stuck piston ion the caliper. rotors, pads, calipers and brake lines need to be replaced. The parts are ordered, but won't be in until next Tuesday or Wednesday so we'll be at the Village Inn until then....

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Aug 28, 2017 - Two Rivers

We followed route 42 all the way on Tuesday from Ellison Bay to Two Rivers. It was only slightly over 100 miles and was an easy trip. The only fly in the ointment was a detour just before reaching Two Rivers that caused a delay in arriving. We arrived at Scheffel's Hideway RV Resort where we have a nice 50-amp full-hookup site with open sky. The only negative is a lack of decent wifi. A nice feature of Scheffel’s is that it adjoins the Rawley Point Trail. The trail runs through Point Beach State Park from the beach on Lake Michigan to...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Two Rivers, WI - Village Inn on the Lake

It took almost five hours to drive the 232 miles from Kankakee River State Park, IL to Two Rivers, WI. That included a stop at a turnpike oasis to get another I-Pass transponder that would be compatible with the EZ-Pass system for the Mothership pulling Libby. I had ordered an I-Pass transponder before we left and it is good for any vehicle we drive in Illinois but to be compatible with the EZ-Pass system required us to get a "blue" transponder that is to be used for vehicles with trailers or over two axles. We have four axles when pulling...

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Sep 2, 2011 - Point Beach State Forest

It’s been a rustic few days at Point Beach State Forest. Our neighbors here are quite different from those in an RV Park. Most have small units or tents and some bring a massive amount of stuff with them! The park is a lakefront park that extends about six miles along the shore. Its main features are the low dune beach and the woods and trails behind the dunes. It’s like Indiana Dunes only the dunes are much smaller. We’ve been out of touch because there is no phone signal, wifi, or direct tv here. That has probably been a good thing. It’s...

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May 30, 2011 - Frank Lloyd Wright House (Still Bend)

2011 May, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Frank Lloyd Wright House (Still Bend) In the mid-1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright, at 71 years old, was entering the most productive period of his life. In 1936, when the United States was in the depths of an economic depression, the famed American architect developed a series of homes he called Usonian. Designed to control costs, Wright's Usonian houses had no attics, no basements and little ornamentation. This does not mean they were not fine-looking homes. One of his most beautiful designs was the Bernard...

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May 27, 2011 - Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

2011 May 24, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum As mentioned in the primary entry (Two Rivers, Wisconsin, May 2011, “The Prettiest Two Towns Yet!”), there’s so much to do and see on this part of Lake Michigan. The museum that surprised us the most was the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers. (http://www.woodtype.org/) Around 1439, a German craftsman, from the city of Mainz, swiped an inked roller over a frame filled with wooden type, made words appear on paper and created the world of print publishing....

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May 26, 2011 - Washington House and the Ice Cream Sundae!

2011 May, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Washington House (Home of the Ice Cream Sundae) As mentioned in the primary entry (Two Rivers, Wisconsin, May 2011 “The Prettiest Two Towns Yet!”), there’s so much to do and see on this part of Lake Michigan. Two Rivers’ claim to fame is its claim on the original Ice Cream Sundae, created in 1891 at Ed Berners' soda fountain (www.tworiverseconomicdevelopment.org/relocation/history-sundae.htm ). The original location of Berners’ fountain is gone but the paraphernalia, and ice cream parlor, now reside in...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Friday, September 5, 2008 Our stay in the Chicago area wasn’t quite like we had envisioned. It rained, rained, and rained too much! Going to Cobra Electronics Corporation, Chicago Water Tower, Sears Tower Skydeck, Gino’s East, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Able RV Center, Birthplace Home of Ernest Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio, and Wrigley Field put a lot of miles on our car since we were 60 miles from Chicago. We also went to Elgin, Illinois and some places in Chicago where my dad had lived. These included Lords Park,...

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May 30, 2008 - Two Rivers, WI

On Wednesday, we drove from Osseo, WI to Two Rivers, WI; along the way, we made a stop in Green Bay to see where the Packers play. On Thursday, we went for a run on the trail in Two Rivers along Lake Michigan. Also, we had a fun visit to the cute little downtown; of course, we included a good meal with assistance from chowhound.com.

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