Things Never Happen the Same Way Twice

Trip Start Jun 25, 2010
Trip End Jul 25, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Wisconsin
Sunday, June 27, 2010

We got an early start this morning with breakfast and lunch on the road.  The RV has two "slides", which means that the master bedroom and living/dining area move out to widen the rooms with the push of a button.  Then, when we're ready to drive, we push the button and they move in again.  However, the pantry is in the area that is covered up by the living/dining room slide while we're driving.  So we have to remember to get out anything like peanut butter, snacks, napkins, etc. that we need during drive time.  It takes some getting used to.

We saw some really cool windmills - a large gathering of them - would you call that a flock?  or a gaggle?  Not sure.  Good to see someone using alternative energy.  Lots of farmland out here.  It is beautiful and relatively flat terrain.
We got to the Wisconsin Dells this morning a little after lunch.  Wow!  The area has really changed since I was 16, almost 30 years ago.  I was actually saddened to see a tremendous amount of commercialization.  It reminded me a lot of Ocean City, Maryland or a family-oriented Las Vegas, NV with water slide parks instead of casinos.  

 We decided to skip the campground at the Dells and drive as far as we can tonight, stopping at a rest stop overnight, hopefully in eastern Minnesota.  We did take the kids for a 1-hour tour of the Dells, though, and that was nice.  We rode in WWII amphibious vehicles called, "Ducks".  They ride on the land and then can go in the river also.  Very interesting and made for some fun for the kids. 

 The rock formations are just fabulous to see.  The tour guide said the sandstone is only found here, in Wisconsin Dells, in Germany, and Upper State New York (and I think one more place, but I forget).  It is very fertile and grows trees all over it even though there is no topsoil.  I am reminded that God can take the hardest hearts, the crustiest people, and make them fertile, growing beautifully to benefit others and glorify Himself.  Nature is our greatest teacher to point us to Him.


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