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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.

grist-mill altered

May 16 – Milwaukee sightseeing 


May 18 – Muscoda Morel Mushroom Festival.

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May 27- World’s Largest Brat Fest

Brat Tent

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

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June 11 – Paoli and Stoughton

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OH 3 Clocktower CenterCoffeeBreakMug

June 15 – Cottage Grove (Fireman’s Festival)

Cottage Grove Wisconsin signFlynn Hall

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

DeForest WI DepotDeForest July 4th Parade 2013

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

Downtown Oregon Wisconsin

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

Greek Assumption Church MadisonPericles Productions

7-28 Fennimore

Fennimore Railroad Museum

8-3 Middleton Mustard Festival

National Mustard MuseumDuchess de Mustard and us

8-9 Algoma and Green Bay and Rosendale

Algoma lighthouseGreen Bay Packer Game

8-10 Susie the Duck Day in Lodi

Susie and Maynard

8-15 Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

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8-18 Triangle Ethnic Fest 

8-23 Orton Park Festival

Orton Park GazeboMarquette Waterfront Festival dancing

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!  🙂


Fennimore-City On The Move


Fennimore city signFennimore Watertower

And it does, we encountered friendly people throughout town as we learned what makes Fennimore special.  Train images are everywhere here, making the town’s identity.  We concentrated on Lincoln Ave, the main street  where most points of interest that we came to see are.

A new up-scale hotel and restaurant recently opened called, The Silent Woman. What a beautiful place, located in the historic Fenway House.

The Silent Woman Hotel and Lounge

The restaurant is very unique, looks like an outdoor courtyard.

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The Silent Woman Restaurant in Fennimore

The rooms are beautiful too,  thirteen are available. Here is a look at one of them, this is a large suite with plenty of seating and bedroom in back.  Very elegant!

Silent Woman suite

We continued down Lincoln Ave.                Fennimore Hair Designs

Fennimore Historic Bank BuildingFennimore Hair Designs

Timothy's Cafe in FennimoreFennimore Memorial Park

Timothy’s Cafe                                                    Fennimore Memorial Park  

Historic Dwight Parker Library

We soon arrived at the Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum, the main reason for our visit.  For railroad buffs, a good time is in store for kids and adults. Fennimore Railroad Museum

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Friederick’s Family Restaurant. The restaurant looks like a train depot and the sign is like a railroad car.  Great food there.

Friedrick's Family Restaurant

The last store at the end of this road is Bender’s Foods. for groceries.

Bender's Foods

Our last stop was Carr Valley Cheese at the other end of Lincoln. We took our picture with Igor the Mouse too.

Carr Valley Cheese

Carr Cheese Mouse Igor

We sure enjoyed our visit to Fennimore today, we hope you did too!


Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum


Fennimore Railroad Museum

This delightful museum is rich with the history of Fennimore Railroad lore.

The Dinky Historical Marker

The Dinky Train is proudly displayed !

Narrow-Gauge Steam Locomotive

The historical society members running the museum  were happy to take their picture with us. Such nice people!  His name is Gerald Rossing, a retired contractor in Fennimore who now devotes time to the museum, along with his wife.  After a few more customers came in, Gerald took us all for a train ride, $1 each.

Gerald and Marian Rossing and Us

Fennimore Train ride

All Aboard!

After our ride we further explored the other exhibits.

Fennimore Railroad Museum Water Tower

Northwestern Railroad Maintenance Car

Train Shed

We had a wonderful time here, bring the kids if you have them. If not, BE a kid like us 🙂  There was even a train for kids to play in and on.Kid's Play Train

We headed for home, on the way we passed another artifact of the steam Train era in Montfort.  It was a Coal Tower.  It used to hold coal to refuel the steam  trains, perhaps even the very Dinky train we just saw. Kind of haunting in apearance.

Montfort Wisconsin Sign

Railroad Coal Tower

We had a good trip and plan on returning soon as possible.