Taking a Break: Wisconsin Dells

Today, we took a break from traveling at a campground in Wisconsin Dells. We needed to relax and do some housekeeping before making the last few legs of our trip.

When we arrived yesterday afternoon, the campground was nearly filled with campers and their families. By this afternoon, we remain as one of about half a dozen occupied sites. I suspect we will have no problem finding open sites for the rest of the trip. I spoke with the manager and she said some of the local schools start this week.

Wisconsin Dells reminded me of Branson, MO, but it’s very family oriented. There are boat rides along The Wisconsin River, several amusement parks, theatres and restaurants.

We ordered pizza delivery and this is how it was delivered:

Marla liked this.

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Homeward Bound: Leg 5

This morning was the first real steady rain during our trip. It was also much cooler. Today was the first of our journey where I didn’t feel like I was marinating in my own sweat at the end of the day.

We left the campground near Rochester and drove towards town. Marla wanted to see The Mayo Clinic. It isn’t hard to find since it consists of many large buildings at the center of town. The main hospital is less than a mile to the west.

The second causality of the trip are the built in backup cameras. The problem seems to be a loose connection. This morning they totally ceased to function. That should be a warranty repair. I’ll get by on pull through sites and the mirrors.

We continued east on I-90 into Wisconsin. The plains abruptly ended with the bluffs to the west of The Mississippi River. We crossed the river to the north of La Cross. The vegetation and geology changed. There are more trees and topography in this part of the country than in southern Minnesota.

We are spending two nights in The Wisconsin Dells.