Kevin's sister and her family moved to the Land of Cheese a year ago and we had yet to make a visit to see them. Nevermind the fact that we didn't make it out to see them in Minnesota for the two years they were there previous to Wisconsin.
We had a fun time sight-seeing and basically, just spending time together.
Here are a few of the highlights...
|A warm welcome to a small town situated on the Mississippi River.|
|No, not the famous Pike's Peak in Colorado. But, it was founded by the same guy!|
|A bird's eye view of the mighty Mississippi from Pike's Peak.|
|All five cousins. Poor Jenna had no chance surrounded by all of these boys!|
|Owen holds up the pink elephant in front of the Lady Luck Casino that sits on the Iowa side of the Mississippi.|
|A life-sized eagle's nest .|
|Owen and Kevin checked out some cool natural artifacts inside the nature center near the Effigy Mounds.|
|Owen checks his scavenger hunt list.|
|Evan insisted that I take a picture of this found hanging on the wall of Mulligan's where we ate lunch.|
|Wading on the banks of the Mississippi.|
|Not all fun and games...there was learning too!|
|Opening the dam gate for a boat to pass by. Not to be confused with a damn gate!|
|A friendly, if not slightly creepy, quick stop at Valley Cheese to pick up some cheese curds to take home.|
|A ride on the World's Largest Hand-Carved Wooden Sturgeon.|
|How they know this is the "World's Largest" is a mystery to me.|
|But it IS awefully big!|
|Thanks Again, Shelly, Chad, Caleb and Cayson!|