Calhoun Trip to Oshkosh By Gosh August 2011 travel blog

Dancing to the orchestra

The whale and the Octopus

A beautiful carousel

Can't say it any better than this


Well here we are. The house on the rock, a truly eccentric person's dream come true. That being Alex Jordan who is up there with visionaries such as Walt Disney, Einstein, and others. Jordan began building upon his dream in the 1940's and continued adding to his dream until his death in the late 1980's. He built his home and this exhibition on a rock over looking a Wisconsin valley. Anything collectible was there and exhibited in so many different ways that it thrilled the mind. Whole orchestras performing magnificent short concerts and not a living person among them, only hundreds of musical instruments being played individually in unison to create some great music. All of the instruments were controlled by compressed air, a great engineering feat. The self-guided walking tour took us about 3 1/2 hours. During and after the tour, Ed kept saying "I don't get it". After some reflection I thought - "How can someone spend so much time and energy pursuing his dream." Then I finally got it.



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