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Summer 2013

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Wow, what a great summer! I don’t think we could have packed much more in. Wisconsinites tend to start summer in May since there is so much going on and warm days don’t last long. We were no exception. Our summer began May 13 with our trip to Cedarburg.

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May 16 – Milwaukee sightseeing 


May 18 – Muscoda Morel Mushroom Festival.

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May 27- World’s Largest Brat Fest

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June 1 – Cows on the Concourse  and Cars on State Street

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June 11 – Paoli and Stoughton

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June 15 – Cottage Grove (Fireman’s Festival)

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June 20 – Waterloo


June 23-Cedarburg  and Hartford

June 28 – Pendarvis and Shake Rag Alley

Mineral Point Pendarvis House

Mineral Point Pendarvis House

6-30 Sauk City  Wollersheim Winery

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7-4 Independence Day in DeForest

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7-8 Marshall

Blaschka Mill

Blaschka Mill

Marshall Wisconsin Train Track

Marshall Wisconsin Train Track

7-13 Le Fete de Marquette and Art Fair on/off the Square

Ferris WheelLa Fete de Marquette Festival picture

7-18  Madison Mallard’s Baseball  and Waunakee

Waunakee Depot and train

7-22 Oregon

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7-27 Greek Fest , Clean Lake Festival and Atwood Summer Fest 

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7-28 Fennimore

Fennimore Railroad Museum

8-3 Middleton Mustard Festival

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8-9 Algoma and Green Bay and Rosendale

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8-10 Susie the Duck Day in Lodi

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8-15 Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

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8-18 Triangle Ethnic Fest 

8-23 Orton Park Festival

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8-24 Town of Burke Picnic 

8-25 Circus World Museum

Circus World Museum Hippodrome

8-31 Taste of Madison

Fraboni's Italian Specialties

Whew!  🙂


Return to Algoma-Lighthouse Photos and More


Our last visit to Algoma was almost a year ago, we were back again for a visit before heading to the Green Bay Packers game that evening.  We have fallen in love with this Harbor Town and wanted to explore it more.  Also, to retake pictures of the lighthouse since they didn’t turn out last year.  We also visited several businesses we didn’t see last year.

A couple of the businesses were actually over the  border in Door County. Since we love Door County too, it was good to cross over. Our first stop was Renard’s Cheese where Al bought some cheese curds, a popular snack in Wisconsin.

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In the adjoining building is where they make the cheese.  They were happy to take our picture by a rack filled with cheese wheels.

Renards Cheese

We then went up the road a little further to Weinke’s Market to look around and get some of their famous cherry pie filling. They are located 6 miles north of downtown Algoma.


They had freshly made Kolaches, a fav from Al’s Czech heritage, yum!


Weinke's Market Cherry Pie Filling

After that we headed back to the south side of Algoma  to take a look at The Flying Pig . What a delightful place with art for sale and beautiful gardens outside.  Also a cafe. For sale were beautiful souvenir stoneware mugs by Sunset Hill Stoneware for $20.  I got one 🙂 See a video here to learn more. The red pig gracing the front of the building is named “Betty”.

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Steampunk LampThe Flying Pig cafe

Flying Pig stoneware mug

Enjoy the garden, a winding path goes around a pond edged by shacks constructed in Door County.

Shack at The Flying Pig in Algoma WI

Relaxing by the pond. we had a good time here.

Flying Pig pond and me

Time for lunch! This time we ate at the Stadium Diner.  What delicious food friendly atmosphere here.  Owner Terry Hannah personally greeted us and welcomed  us to Algoma.  Strangers feel like friends here and aren’t strangers for long! Our burgers were delicious and we split Brownie a la mode. Yum! We’ll be back next time we visit.

Stadium Diner


If you come here, don’t forget to get some wine to enjoy lakeside at Von Stiehl Winery. They also offer tours and tastings.

Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, WI

Finally about 2:00 PM, it was time to take lighthouse pictures. Also got some action in the Marina, it was a beautiful day with few waves. The true color  is right.

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Algoma has much to offer, we look forward to coming back.

Algoma Lakeshore

Trip to Titletown-Doing the Lambeau Leap in Green Bay!


We were bound for Titletown!   We left Algoma at 12:45 and headed to Green Bay for the last pre-season game that was to begin at 6 PM.  My husband’s family owns season tickets, pased down from his late father.  We are big Packer fans.

Bridge to Green Bay

Bridge to Green Bay

It was so exciting to be there, Lambeau Field is BIG, they underwent some renovations not too many years ago. They have been adding more seats as well. This is a drive-by shot. We found are big fans also of free parking so we found a spot in a nearby neighborhood not too far from the stadium.

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

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Lombardi neighborhood 🙂

We began our walk to the stadium, Packer worship was quite evident, more here than anywhere else in WI.

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Packer Party

Packer Party

We were with a large crowd of people heading to the stadium..

Lambeau outside

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Coach Lombardi statue

Coach Lombardi statue

The excitement was high as we were admitted into the Atrium. it is HUGE! Here is a view from the 3rd floor.



We found our seats, it had a great view of the field and one of the screens.



The game began with a large Packer Flag and the National Anthem.

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We really had fun at the game, being there is far different than watching it on TV, so real!

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Our favorite part of the game was a photo with “St. Lombardi”, a big fan present at nearly every game who has a cool Bishop-like costume adorned in Packer regalia. Our “crazy character” picture of the month.

St. Lombardi

St. Lombardi

What a great day, Go Pack Go!

Algoma-Home of the Red Lighthouse

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On 8-30-12 We visited the beautiful Wisconsin Harbor Town of Algoma.  We were making our 2nd visit of the summer to the Manitowoc area last summer and we came here in the morning to explore before going to Green Bay for the last pre-season Packer game (next post!).  We arrived at about 8:30 and left by 12:40.  The visitor center is really beautiful, built into the side on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan.

Algoma Visitor Center


On the other side of the center is a boardwalk alongside the beach. Very nice!  We found out there have been settlements here for thousands of years.

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We reach the end of the boardwalk and got closer to the lighthouse.

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I got some good views, but found out you really need to be there in the afternoon to bring out the red color. I discovered that just before we left for Green Bay.

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We went to the marina near the lighthouse and found the view I discovered on a webcam a few weeks earlier. Also discovered more signs,they taught us a lot about Algoma.

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Lots to see here in Algoma.

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It was just as charming downtown.

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A restaurant with a model of the lighthouse outside.

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And pirates!


We had a great time here. When we got back to the visitor’s center, I bought a 2013 calendar to remember our visit all 2013.