Today, this highway leading south from our campground seemed a
likely place to start. The Wisconsin wildflowers are showing their stuff, the partly
cloudy sky is giving good light. We have our cameras, and it’s a Father’s Day Sunday
afternoon. What could be better?
Jo pulled the stop cord numerous times for wildflower pictures.
Hers are always better than mine. Orange, yellow and white seem to be the colors of the day.
And speaking of stop cords…..our first find was a little
railroad stop at Trego, where you can ride an old train, have a pizza
on board with the family, or just look at the river and the beautiful
Wisconsin countryside going by.
imaginations were open to the possibilities.
At a little town, Hayward, we found the Freshwater Fishing Hall of
Fame !…. You can view giant freshwater fish from Bluegills to
Muskies. In fact you can even get your picture taken from a platform
inside the mouth of the world’s largest Muskie…
Hayward sits right
in the middle of an extremely popular fishing area. Lakes and rivers
are everywhere, all of which are famous for the fishing.
interesting little town seems to be dedicated to the sport,
(art…obsession) of fishing. Angling restaurants and bars, bait and tackle shops, fishing
guides offering fishing trips, art galleries with fish themes,
angler”s clothing…you name it. It’s all about fishing !
Further along our highway, the little town of Cable has a pretty
little library made from logs. Several galleries give the town an
art feel. The Brick House Cafe is inviting. Today it was popular
with the bikers who were riding through.
Ashland sits on a bay off of Lake Superior. Brownstone
architecture is prevalent in the older part of town.
impressive Best Western Hotel we have ever seen dominates the lake
Artist murals can be seen all over town. Construction and
reconstruction of Victorian houses were all about.
A small park
offers a splendid view of the bay. We sat at a bench having a snack
while watching some kids dive from a board on the pier.
On the way back home, my son called to wish me a happy Father’s
Day, and to tell me he is sending me a new course on Photoshop! He
is dedicated to helping me improve my photography. We can’t always
be with loved ones on special days, but it is so nice to have cell
phones that can find you so easily. It was a great Father’s Day and
a great retirement day…..!