On the way to the Dells to ride the boat through the Wisconsin River Bluffs, I saw this team coming, and pulled over to admire the horses and the horsemanship.
The young man is making a left hand turn with a team of four. No mistakes allowed.
I did not realize until now, a matched team.
Then I had to get back on the road and pass the entire rig!
A typical bluff of the Dells and the Wisconsin River. The river is dyed brown from the tannin of fir trees. The trip up and back was two hours. We made two stops. I got off at the first and made the walk along the bluffs and back. I was the last passenger back, because I had to. I learned it was "only" five city blocks, one way. I know I walked more than a mile and a half at Taliesin, but not under duress!
I stayed on the boat at the second scenic walk stop.
The next day we went to Mineral Point, to visit the shops, and the art community at Shake Rag Alley. Mineral Point is an arty town. We had lunch at a cafe whose floors attested its age, and then visited as many shops as I was up too, which totaled out to be about a mile's worth. My town of Peninsula was classed "one of the best art towns east of the Mississippi" when I moved here thirty years ago. Now it is down to one gallery. I wish Mineral Point continued success.
On the way back, Ann came through New Galarus. Original Galarus is in Switzerland. If she is near, Ann says, she always stops to see what is new (in Switzerland). Laura scored a New Galarus tee shirt, a map of Wisconsin superimposed on large block letters, NG. Fabulous graphics.
I scored the best ice cream of the trip. Coffee ice cream with coffee beans. Lots and lots of coffee beans.
And back home and putting a new warp on the loom. I had to stop and await delivery of more thread, which should be tomorrow.
Toby was happy to be back to normal.