Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leinenkugel Brewing Company – Chippewa Falls, WI

One of our stops last week in Wisconsin was at the Leinenkugel Brewing Company where we took the free, 45-minute tour of the facility. Our tour guide was a bit hurried in his delivery and very scripted but we learned … Continue reading

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Pie Stop

When you see all the bikers and RVers pulling off the road for “world famous” pie, you stop. Well worth it! @ Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

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The Mall of America

While in the Minneapolis area this week we figured we should see the Mall of America so we pulled into one of their giant parking lots and took a look. The mega-mall was built in 1992 and is still the … Continue reading

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Big Art

These pictures are from the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN. It’s a very cool roadside attraction. This 20-acre park has a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures. We highly suggest you check it out!

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Seymour, WI – Home of the Hamburger

One of the roadside attractions we checked out when traveling back from Door County was in Seymour, WI. Seymour is nicknamed the “Home of the Hamburger” and this small, northern town has a lot of hamburger pride. This statue of … Continue reading

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Death’s Door Distillery Tour

A few years ago I encountered an unfamiliar bottle of gin at my local NYC liquor store. It was called Death’s Door and upon closer inspection I saw that it was produced in my family’s home state of Wisconsin. It gets … Continue reading

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On Washington Island, Wisconsin

Washington Island lies northeast of the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin just beyond the infamous Death’s Door strait connecting Lake Michigan and Green Bay. It’s only accessible by ferry or plane and any planes need to be ready to land on … Continue reading

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Another Detour

“Now THIS is happening …” is one of my all time favorite movie lines. Jack Black’s character says it in “Anchorman” right before he drop kicks a dog off a bridge. It sounds terrible but the whole scene and subsequent … Continue reading

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