Brisbois Motor Inn
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This new adventure started at 7am with some donuts and a lot of packing still left to do. Thank goodness Mom was there to save the day, like always. She helped me pack and Dad bought donuts and we were out the door at 9am ready to head to Madison.
After picking up Kyle, we went to the airport, dogs included of course, to get going on this adventure. Unfortunately, my bag was a beast at 60lbs. Like always, saying good bye is always the toughest, so ...
... and I would agree. To start with it didn't smell to bad but once that was up your nose it wasn't going anywhere. Not so lucky today in catching a cat fish but we caught quite a few others. So many laughs on who was the best fisher & who caught the most. Me and jenny had a little break from fishing & got into some kayaks. I can officially say I have sailed along the Mississippi River. The currents in the river were giving us a bit of a ...
... catch something. Afterwards me & Jen then headed to a place called governor dodge state park. Beautiful area that felt just like home with the green scenery and nature trails. We walked down (in the wrong kind of footwear really) some steep steps to a lovely waterfall. The areas not had much rain lately so it wasn't a big fall but it was still so peaceful and pretty! After a few pictures we headed back to the car to go on to our next place. It was ...
... highways. No such luck. Next stop was Guttenberg which turns out to be quite a little tourist town on the river at a lock. Found a quaint motel in an old list building right on the river. Reasonably priced room, even free wifi.
Had dinner at a nearby cafe also overlooking the river. I tried cat fish and Wes had a smoked Iowa chop. Watched a boat push 12 barges down the river. Barges are tied together.
... called the Badger state, not because of those disagreeable little animals that also live here. During the Civil War (or the War of Northern Agression), cannonballs were made here by dropping melted lead down a 180 foot shaft - by the time they got to the bottom they had formed balls and cooled.
Countryside just south of Spring Green:
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