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Sep 10, 2010 - Toilets, Ice Cream Sundaes And Aliens

Written from Lake Lenwood Beach and Campground, West Bend, WI Today we had to set the alarm! UGH! We had made reservations to do the Kohler factory tour. Kohler, WI is about a 40-minute drive from our RV Park and their tours start at 8:30. But it was well worth the early alarm. Jim said it was one of the best factory tours he’d been on. I said it was a little long, but very interesting. The tour took 3+ hours with 2 ½ miles of walking. We actually got to go in the factory and see work being done. Kohler makes bathroom sinks, toilets and...

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Aug 7, 2010 - A Tale of a Sail

The adventure continues. On Saturday we left Bailey's Harbor in Door County and drove south for two hours through beautiful farmland with occasional views of Lake Michigan. Our destination was Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We were booked on the S.S. Badger, a coal-fired car ferry built in 1957 and the last of 12 car ferries that ply the waters of Lake Michigan, taking people and vehicles across the lake and cutting off many hours of driving. We arrived at the ferry with plenty of time to spare and got in the lane that they told us to go in. It was...

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Jul 31, 2010 - Egg Harbor, WI to Manitowoc, WI

woke up to lots of rain, but it did eventually clear up & we enjoyed a lovely afternoon/evening on Door Peninsula. . . we had reservations for dinner - the reason we came - so we had a whole day to explore the area. We stopped at a couple of big fruit/gift shops. Bought some yummy, jams, syrups, sausages & even some horseradish dill pickles - something differnt for sure. I was hoping to see some of the lighthouses, but we were here many years ago & Ron didn't really want to do a lot of traveling around. The little water-front villages were...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Men Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships

We left the Navy Base Monday morning. The area storms had left high water on the route to the Marina, so it was closed off. In order to dump, we had to trek across the base to get to the Marina the roundabout way, but we were finally off on our first day of travel in about three months (not counting the 20 mile round trip to Illinois Beach.) It was a long haul - 94 miles!. We knew there were some major construction issues in Milwaukee, so we wanted to allow ourselves plenty of time to get in unfrazzled and untired to our next destination-...

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Two Hams in a Can

Jun 16, 2008 - Two Rivers & Manitowoc, WI

On our way to visit son Bill and his wife Peggy, we stopped in the Two Rivers-Manitowoc area. As are many eastern towns, they are steeped in history. Two Rivers is the home of the ice cream sundae, which is still served in the same building as it was when Edward Berner added toppings to a dish of ice cream. These toppings were served on Sundays and thus the name. Ummmm--they sure do taste better here! The town has a celebration each summer. Two Rivers is also the home of the original wood block printing process, and there is a museum...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Aug 7, 2002 - Manitowoc

Heading for Milwaukee, we took the scenic route down the coast of Lake Michigan. Really a nice drive. Stopped in Manitowoc at the largest Maritime Museum on the Great Lakes. Toured a sub, and saw how wooden sailing vessels are constructed. Many of the submarines from WWII were made here, even though that wasn't the type of vessels the shipbuilding facility here was used to building. They turned out to be a great shipbuilding town with the infusion of government cash for building subs!

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