Every year for about a dozen years now my husband, grandson, and I leave Chicago the last week in August before Labor Day, and spend about a week in the Wisconsin Dells area. As you can see by this first photo, our journey began right around 10:26
My husband does all the driving. Frankly I never learned how.
There were some beautiful clouds in the sky as we headed down the highway to our destination. It takes us about three hours, and that's door to door.
We can tell that we are getting close to the Wisconsin Dells border when I see the water tower from a town called Loves Park. I just look for the big red heart.
The next thing that I look for is the blue sign that announces the Rest Area stop. That is right across the border into Wisconsin. We always get out there, and use the restroom, and pick up Wisconsin Dells guidebooks.
My husband doesn't always make the walk up the hill to the Welcome Center. I always take a photo of the flags flying and the Wisconsin sign. They have a lot of books and pamphlets that you can pick up and use to make your vacation more enjoyable.
This was the first year that we realized that we could follow this gravel path, and get really close to the big brown sign that was shaped like the state of Wisconsin. I made my husband walk over there with me so he could take my photo. I still can't believe after all these years, we never knew that we could get that close to the sign. I always tried before to get t a photo from the highway as we drove by.
Well folks, I'm pretty tired, and I'm getting a sore neck from all this clicking. Tomorrow I will be back to show you picks of our timeshare at Glacier Canyon Lodge, and the restaurant where we ate dinner. We left Chicago, and yet we found a little touch of it up in the Dells. Also all Wisconsin Ducks are not made the same. Did you know that?