One intriguing aspect about navigating around Wisconsin is that all the county roads are identified using letters, not numbers. Yesterday we were on P for Polly and today we rode on M for Mimi. We rode by a town called Meeme, but only Polly saw the sign because I'm as blind as a bat and they didn't spell it correctly either. So I guess it really doesn't count.
We were blown into Manitowoc by cooling winds from Lake Michigan and arrived at 12:15. The best part of arriving early was that after ice cream, lunch and a chauffeured trip to the laundromat (in that order), Sarah Daignault was at the hotel to meet us. She shared her palatial suite--a living room bigger than mine at home, two huge TVs, a bar, and the king size bed with lots of pillows-- with us as we planned our evening activities. (They upgraded her room because, due to her work, she was a premier card holder or something fancy like that.) Sarah treated us and our fried Melanie to the "best yet" dinner of the trip, a stop for ice cream and a tour of Manitowok.
Now we are back. Sarah has retired to her regal abode and we are washing our water bottles with Efferdent - yes the denture stuff and it works great - in our humble quarters.
Total Miles: 2629
Next Stop: Ludington, MI (new time zone!)
Mimi's Garmin is on strike. Sorry, none of that fascinating info is available today.
|The Antiques at the Lake Winnebago Lighthouse|
|A brief return to windmill land - towering over farms|
|All the county roads have letters - here are a few|
|First view of Lake Michigan - Yippee!|
|Dairy barn with cows below and hay above - the kind we expecting|
|Wheat on the other side of the street from the dairy barn|
|At the laundromat with pals - part of the regular drill|
|Do these match?|
|Getting our directions at Rap|
|Polly can't see the directions,|
Mimi isn't sure what they mean
|Hanging at rap - waiting for the debrief|
|Our fearless leaders: Jeff, Mike and Kathy|
Mike, the trip leader, does an amazing
blog/journal of the trip (and there
are even pictures of the antiques)
check it out at:
Link to bamacyclist.com
|After a great dinner at Luigi's, we headed to Beernsten's for ice cream, then took at tour of Manitowac. We love having a visitor with a car! Yea Sarah!|