Friday, October 09, 2009

New Glarus, Wisconsin

From Decorah, we drove to St Charles, Illinois to visit with some of my husband's high school classmates. Then, we back-tracked (don't ask!) to Galena, Illinois to see the town. It is a fun, historic town, built when the Galena River was navigable and lead mining was being done. Lots of beautiful old homes, including many with history of Ulysses S. Grant as he lived in Galena for a time. Sorry, I took no pictures.

Our next stop was New Glarus, Wisconsin. It is the site of immigration from Switzerland and still maintains much of the architecture of Switzerland. All through the town are these decorated cows, plus lots of fun shops!

I had to get this picture of the bingo cow-done for "The Home" because bingo is the favorite activity of the residents of this home and every one I ever visited in my professional life.

While in New Glarus, we went to the nearby town of Monticello, to eat at the gourmet restaurant, The Dining Room at 209 Main. Oh, so good!
New Glarus if the site of a brewery where Spotted Cow beer (plus some others) is brewed. It is well liked by my children, so this is what our trunk looked like coming home. The beer is only sold in Wisconsin. I actually learned of it from a friend in Texas who brings it home whenever she comes to Wisconsin for Door County Knitting Camp.



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