SINCE MY SECOND DAUGHTER moved to Wisconsin seven, or maybe it’s eight, years ago, I’ve grown to love this neighbor to the east of Minnesota.
I like Wisconsin’s rural character, its rolling hills and bluffs and open farmland.
I like the quaint farm sites, the cows grazing and the proud promotion of dairy. This is, after all, the Dairyland State.
I’m amused by the obsession with brat frys and cheese and the Green Bay Packers.
I’m not so amused, though, by all the dead deer along roadways.
Nor do I find the drinking culture particularly positive.
But all in all, I find Wisconsin an interesting and beautiful state with small town nuances that often delight me.
I am now in the process of discovering a region of Wisconsin previously unvisited. That’s the Madison area. In the past, visits to my daughter took me off the interstate at Tomah and across the state to Oshkosh and then a bit north into the Fox Valley. Now she lives in Madison, a Memorial Day weekend destination. It’s a four-hour drive, an hour less than the previous drive. But it’s still scenic and so quintessential Wisconsin.
FYI: Please check back for more posts from Wisconsin, including one on those cows in Mauston and several posts from Madison. All photos here were taken along Interstates 90 and 94, except the image in Mauston.
TRIVIA QUESTION ANSWER: D. Holstein
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