Day 1 Scott had gotten a lucky gig to check out some off the beaten path campsites for Hipcamp. Our trip was going to bring us to the Appalachians. We packed our car full and headed east "early" Friday morning. Early for us is never that early, but at least we got out on the road at a decent hour. While driving through Madison we stopped at Cabela's to pick up a few more supplies that we would need. Our original plan was to make it to Indiana Sand Dunes tonight. Scott mentioned that if we drive through Milwaukee we could skip the Chicago tolls. I agreed and then he asked if we could stop in Cudahy to say hi to the folks. I said we might as well stay the night. When we got there we went to Tsing Tao with my dad, my childhood favorite restaurant. It's in an old Ihop and has a great buffet at any time of the day. Sorry Scott, I wasn't impressed. That's because your pretentious. Anyways, Meadow decided she didn't want t
They've been saying for days we were going to have snowstorm today. I wake up to this. Cloudy but no snow yet. As usual I get up before Scott. Sunday's are Pick-On-Peanut days. I start making breakfast. While it bakes in the oven I get dressed. It has started snowing so I figure its a sweater kind of day. Mmm pannekoeken or BIG PANCAKE. This is Scott's "why do you always have to take pictures of me face" Because I say, I'm the only one taking pictures" We have things to do snow or no snow. We stop at Theodore Wirth to look at a possible wedding venue. We like what we see. Then we go to our favorite antique store Hunt and Gather. Everything is 20% off this weekend. We find a few things to spruce up our house. Since we were close by we go grocery shopping at the new Linden Hills Coop. Not to sound snobbish but we were disappointed with the stores lack of local items. The bulk section didn't have any noodles either. We probably won't be shopping her
Saturday It's become a yearly tradition to stay at a cabin for my birthday. Since Saturday night was the only night that worked for us this year, our locations to stay at were slim. We had casually checked places all week. We hoped to stay somewhere with snow, but all those places were far away or booked. We decided to wait to see what was available on Saturday.