Thursday, 12 July 2012

ALL ABOUT THE GERMANS ...

We started off the day with me going on my FIRST EVER drive in the States, I can't say I loved it, you see, I've never driven an automatic for a start and my poor left leg just kept wanting to do something, every time I put the brake on my left leg was looking for the clutch !!!! We stopped off at the lake and dipped our toes...it was like a bath!!!! Anyhoo's I'm not giving up the driving and I'm going to have another go today ... Watch out residents of Lake Geneva :) :)
We then went for a drive through the gorgeous State of Wisconsin, it's basically field after field after field of corn oh and lots of little and sometimes rather large red barns, the space these people have is quite astounding, and we thought we had a big garden at 100 ft... Pah !!!
Our destination was New Glarus a Swiss/Germanic town with its own brewery, but that's not before a whistle stop at a lovely rubber stamp shop in Janesville, it was called the Crackerbox Palace and what a little palace it was and the people there were so lovely and friendly, they had every kind of stamp design imaginable and her husband was in the basement making them... All fresh and new !!!
After that little encounter we made our way to the brewery and had a little self tour around the place, Jerry, Sue and Ricky were having tasters of beers such as Two Women, Fat Squirrel, Totally Naked and the one they're famous for Spotted Cow, to name a few!!! We then went into the town and it was like stepping into little Switzerland with Germanic influences :) :) there was a gorgeous gift shop there called Bladenhaus so I picked up a little gift for my mum, well, it would have been rude not to.
We then went and had dinner in the New Glarus Hotel. Note to self Rick DOES NOT like sauerkraut LOL.
As usual these photo will be in a completely random order. Sort of makes it more interesting :)
Hugs
Marion xxx
P.S. wouldn't you love to be sitting on that little wooden swing right now with the sun shining through the trees... Ahhhh bliss

2 comments:

Sue said...

looks and sounds wonderful have a great time x

Craftychris said...

Lovely photo's. The stamp shop sounds fab and the swing is adorable! xx