Wisconsin stops included Lake Pepin (birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder), Sturgeon Bay, Merrimac and Milwaukee. We enjoyed visits with Eulalie’s Uncle Mike and Aunt Sandy, and Loir Mithun and Stuart Mitchell and their children, who had recently returned to Wisconsin to be closer to their parents.
We crossed the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Wisconsin near Wabasha (visible near the 14 on above map).
This door mat welcomed us to our unexpected accommodations at the lake side condominium of parents of our good friend Alyssa.
Eulalie read all of the Little House books to Beth and Jean when they were little.
The Little House, was in fact little.
Mike and Sandy’s home on Lake Michigan, not so little, provided this sunny spot for morning coffee as well as . . .
Expansive views of Lake Michigan
Mike Woleben has an excellent collection of vintage Great Lakes charts
We second the emotion.