Tag Archive | Waterloo

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

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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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!  🙂


Waterloo – Carousel City

Waterloo sign


Waterloo is a town of over 3000 in Jefferson County that has a lot going for it.  It host three major industries, Trek Bicycles.

Trek Bicycles

Van Holten’s Pickle-in-a-Pouch

Van Holten Pickles

Van Holtens

And Briess Malt and Ingredients Co.

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There is plenty to see in town as well. It has a distinctive water tower that looks like a carousel. The city hosts one of the last CW Parker Carousels in operation, also one of the oldest, originally built in 1911..  The Carousel resides at Fireman’s Park in town.  We arrived just before it opened at 4:30. It’s protected  from weather when not in use.  A couple plaques are outside. Bob Hanson arrived to operate the carousel. He is very nice and even posed for a picture with us.

WatertowerPark sign

Closed CarouselHistoric Site


We had a great ride. The carousel was damaged in the floods of 2008. All parts were restored and it was moved to higher ground.  It has now been in operation since July 4, 2011. It took 3 years to restore it to its former beauty.

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It was a great ride, we had fun.  We have also attended their festival, Weiner and Kraut Day in September.  The city goes all out with hot dogs and sauerkraut, live music and lots of other fun events.


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Here we are with the Klemens Sausage Guys. We love taking what we call, “crazy character” pictures at every opportunity 🙂  One of our favorite part  of the festival is the Weiner Dog Parade. Its so cute seeing all the dogs, some of them even have costumes on. City-wide garage sales are going on too.

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We hope you enjoyed your visit to Waterloo, beautiful city on the Maunesha River.

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