Wednesday

Day Trippin’

Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a road trip over to western Wisconsin.  We always have one specific destination and yesterday it was a stop at Straka Meats for some of their specialties.  After that, we took the first road to the right and saw some great scenery and some unusual sites as well.  First was this nice new log house.  P1090657 What caught my eye was the way they left the base of the trees on the supporting logs on the porch.  Neat huh?  This place had quite a menagerie of farm critters…donkey, chickens and a llama or two.  It was called the No Profit Farm.  LOL
P1090658A little ways further down the same road we saw this beautiful animal in a pen with a couple other elk.
P1090664  P1090666Okay, don’t know what’s going on here, but they must be raising their own “wild” animals.  Along the same road we saw a bunch of turkeys.  First there was 3 hens that crossed in front of us.  Seeing how it’s spring and being a former turkey hunter, I figured there had to be some toms around too.  Sure enough on the other side of the road there were 6 or 8 of them strutting around with their feathers all fanned out.  Of course they scurried off before I could get a picture of them.

We ended up in Richland Center, stopped at a couple antique stores and had lunch.  We decided it was too nice of a day to hurry back home.  As we left town, we took the a left turn and went back into the rolling farmland.  We saw signs along the road for a shrine and decided to go check it out.  Turns out we’d been there one other time, but yesterday was a much nicer day.  The little shrine sits on top of a hill, in the middle of farm country and is called Our Lady of the Fields Shrine.  It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever been to.  P1090674 P1090682Surprisingly the chapel was unlocked so anyone could enter.  Everything inside was beautiful with no signs of vandalism.  Simply amazing.photo (20)                            A couple views of the old cemetery.    P1090678 
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Call me weird, but I really enjoy walking around old cemeteries like this one.  They’re so peaceful, so many big, beautiful trees and so much history told on the old gravestones. 

It was another nice day and another great road trip.

10 comments:

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

What a nice day trip. Darn Toms could have been a little more cooperative. That is one awesome log home. Don't you just wonder what the inside is like? I love the pictures of the old cemetary, church, and the shrine. That is the kind of stuff I like to see. Thanks for sharing.

Peaceful said...

Beautiful photos. What a lovely day.

Beth said...

The photos are great! I love walking in old cemeteries! No one talks back to you there. LOL

neora chana said...

What a wonderful day!

Tammy said...

Beautiful little chaple, and, I love that railing!

Tammy said...

Beautiful little chaple, and, I love that railing!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photos, Cindy, wish I had a place lik that Log cabin (house).

Elaine said...

Love the shrine and chapel! Great pictures Cindy, thanks for letting us tag along on your day trip.

GreatGranny said...

A nice day for a trip indeed.

GreatGranny said...

A nice day for a trip indeed.

 
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