Monday, May 7, 2018

Slippin' Into Darkness

Getting outside no matter what means adopting the mandatory dog attitude that deals with weather. Days of rain, memories of that late April snowstorm and threatening clouds weren't going to stop me (after I eventually got out of bed).
There was nothing but storm warnings and more endless rain predicted for my annual birthday trip on Thursday, but since I was heading down the Wisconsin Great River Road I thought the gloom of the day set the right ambiance.


Heading down 60 and the WI River, no sign of rain so good job staying in bed past noon

Wauzeka, close to Wyalusing State Park, my favorite place for rattler sightings ("Tweet, there's one over there.")

On the Great Mississippi River Road in Lynxville, a place I wanted to both drive through and spend more time in

 I will be making the two hour and 3 minute drive for a dog and lemonade on the Mississippi soon. Open on weekends 11 - to 6 then five days a week starting next Monday

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  1. Hooray for Summer -- almost lemonade time.

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    1. That's all I wanted yesterday on our Sunday drive. (After chocolate heath bar custard and popcorn.) I want some now as a matter of fact.

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  2. It's a bleak countryside - but the hotdog is so kooky looking!

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    1. It was a bleak day, Lydia, but after some debate I decided to go for it.

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  3. Nice photos Jeanna I will have some lemonade and hot dog too thank you heheh!

    It was like it here in London last week now it's the opposite it's baking hot which is unusual for us

    Have a hotdogtastic week :-)

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    1. I'll think of you when I revisit this place which I hope is soon. Considering the amount of driving I've been doing, two hours for a hot dog and lemonade is nuthin'. I was in a tank top and shorts on my trip (northweat) while my cuz was freezing in Milwaukee (southeast). It's sounding as if London is getting some of our schizo weather.

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  4. Sounds like a fun journey with goodies and Happy Belated Birthday ~

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. It got a little out of hand mile wise, Carol, but I've wanted to do the Great River Road so there ya go.

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    1. It was a trek but I'd like to do legs of it again and take more time. I'm already planning to go back to the Dawg Hause and talked to the lady today to make sure I know when they're open.

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  6. That hot dog stand looks like a fun place!

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    1. And I didn't stop to get a dog (no offense), lemonade or decent photo so next time, Bri.

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  7. I think I must be getting old, becaus honestly the crowds were bananas. Only thing that kept me there so long was how far I had driven to get their and the money for spent on accomadations. Otherwise, I would have probably walked out. BTW fun discoveries in your post.

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    1. I just couldn't do it and then you've got the kids. I understand that, you already spent so much time and effort on it.
      I was making myself hungry with the obscene hot dog photo so just washed down two corn dogs with a giant glass of lemonade.

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  8. There is something about being out on the water in the warm months!

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  9. Hi Jeann, now that's what I call funky music! I do hope the rain stayed away for your birthday trip... OooOOOooooo, when you say rattlers, do you mean the snakes? Love that you know exactly how long the drive is to ejoy a dog and a lemonade on the Mississippi.

    xx

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    1. It seemed fitting, Deb, and the rain did not stay away. Yes, the timber and massagauga rattlers love the bluffs and my best rattler spotting was at that state park. Oh yeah, Google Maps, babi!

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  10. I want one of those hotdogs. Yummy. I love a good hotdog. I'm coming with you.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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    1. Me too, feeling restless and up for a little drive. I'd love you to go road tripping with me Sandee.

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  11. Hi Jeanna! Thanks for commenting on my pic in the World of Black and White blog!!! Love your rainy day walk! And I think I want a dog on the Mississippi too...but I'll have to get plane tickets!!!

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    1. Ha, well doing the entire Great River Road tour would be a nice way to visit my friend, but a quick visit to the Dawg House in Lynxville may be well worth the trip (:

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  12. Okay, you scared me off with the words "rattler sightings" while I was enjoying all your photos! :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. Aww, they're just Wisconsin rattlers, sweet babies.

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  13. That's one patriotic hot dog on that roof. I can imagine him dancing to War! That song has such a great upbeat. It always gets me dancing, even if now only on my chair. Cheers to Thursday, Jeanna!

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    1. Ha, I'll have to ask the story behind that dawg, he looks a little obscene to me. Chair dancing rocks, Susie.

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  14. Mmmmm a good old fashion hot dog stand that's for me. I love them ballpark dogs too! I'm new here. Saw you over at Steve's so I thought I'd drop by! Have a great trip there my friend! Ahhh the good ol' Mississip' great scenery there my friend! Have a great time & share those pics! Oh & definitely be safe!

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    1. I don't even know what they taste like but am going back on a two hour drive to get one, Dolly. Yeah, there's something about that river that calls my name, I will go back and take better photos and be sure to share.

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