On the Road with Tom and Gloria travel blog

Practice for Kayak Race

Mobile in lobby of Aspirus - hospital where John worked

Bronze sculpture at the Woodson Art Gallery

Installation of stacked paper in sculpture garden

Cardboard and newspaper still in plastic

Entrance to the Woodson Art Gallery

 


I had a full and wonderful day being the guest of two terrific tour guides. Before stopping at the Farmers Market, I got to see tons of kayakers who were on the water course honing their skills for an upcoming race. The downtown area is relatively new - very attractive area surrounded by some really lovely residential streets.

We lunched at Peking, a yummy Chinese restaurant, and then explored a very interesting boutique shop called Evolutions. The merchandise was unusual, the displays were creative, and if I lived here I would probably be stopping in every other week to see what was new. Almost bought an awesome jacket but alas, they didn't have my size.

Our next stop was the History Museum where both Mary Jane and John helped their dear friends Russ and Linda install the exhibit on the Civil War. - beautifully done and very informative. I got to pick a soldier's name out of a basket and at the end of the exhibit I looked the name up in a book to find out if I lived or died. Sadly, I turned out to be a deserter!

The on again- off again morning drizzle was off as we entered the sculpture garden at the Woodson Art Gallery - a real gem of the Wausau community. The special exhibit inside was a collection of antique axes. At first it didn't sound like it would be very interesting but I was quickly proven wrong. So many different axes with so many different purposes . No photos allowed.

On our way out of town we made a quick stop at the YWCA to see a small exhibit of Hmong art. There is quite a large Hmong population in Wausau and their art is colorful and very different. Photos do not do it justice.

John took the long way home passing some beautiful farmland and a whole field filled with gorgeous black eyed Susan's. Quite a sight.

We sat and talked for a long time after finishing another delicious dinner that John had prepared. What a grand day - new places, new experiences, shared with wonderful friends.



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