Category: Places

  • On Alaska?

    After the water park, we didn’t want to have too long a day of driving, so we only drove as far as Onalaska, WI. Upon arrival, we realized we might have felt better if we had driven a few more miles over the Mississippi into Minnesota. This Comfort Inn is essentially in a little shopping […]

  • Water, Water Everywhere

    Today, we hit one of the major attractions of our trip — the largest water park in America, Noah’s Ark Water Park. We arrived at around 11:00, and had a nice picnic lunch on the tables outside, then enjoyed about 4 hours of wet fun!

  • A Plague of Mosquitoes

    This morning we are in Madison, WI, at another Comfort Inn. After Whitewater, we drove for a little over an hour and ended up here. When we got out of the car to go into the hotel, we were greeted by a cloud of hungry mosquitoes. Some followed us into the hotel, and a few […]

  • Whitewater

    From about age two to four, my family lived in a town called Whitewater, Wisconsin, where my dad taught at the University of Wisconsin there. My mom couldn’t remember our address, but as we had decided to head north from Illinois, I thought it would be fun to take a brief detour into the town. […]

  • Peruvian Monolith

  • World’s Most Finicky Town

    This morning finds us awakening in Morris, IL at the Comfort Inn. Morris is home to the Dresden Nuclear Generating Plant, and I did a little research to see how far away from us it is, but it would take about half an hour to get there. Would love to drive by and at least […]

  • Women, Men, ???

  • Did you think Niagara would be Dry?

    We visited Niagara Falls today! And as Sam warned us, it truly is more spectacular in person than photos would indicate. When we left our hotel this morning, it was 80 degrees and sunny. By the time we got to Niagara, we had driven through some rain and the temp had dropped 12 degrees. When […]