During our anniversary weekend, Dale and I spent some time at the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame! And while Dale was ambivalent to stopping there I needed to see the giant fish! I had to go inside! I was reluctant to spend the $6 to gain entry to the giant fish (I dislike paying for roadside silliness) but what this place lacks in, oh, things not
relating to fresh water fishing, it makes up for with kitsch and a surprising amount of heart.
There she is. My personal Moby Dick. Call me Ishmael because I had to conquer her! In addition to this giant beauty the gardens of the property are filled with fantastic smaller (thought still giant) fish and plenty of photo opps.
We decided to view the museum portion of the Hall of Fame first. Dale was surprised to love it. He spent a lot of time in the Motor Graveyard while I patiently waited to meet The Fish. Here is Dale touching the same kind of motor that steered his family’s boat when he was a child. There was also some charming areas where real fresh water fisherman could show off their best catches. It was pretty adorable to see so many photos of happy fisherman showing off their best catches.
An overview of one area of the Motor Graveyard!
There I am! I have conquered her! The belly o’ the fish is filled with the names of all the happy fisher-people that made the hall of fame possible. It was ridiculously cute and charming and I, weirdly, thought it was one of the best random museums I have ever visited. And that’s saying something!
Dale and I went to Bayfield, Wisconsin, for our anniversary earlier this month. We had a lovely time in spite of the weather! It was very cold and even snowed a bit! That said, the place we stayed, pictured above, was very cute! It’s called the Grey Oak Guest House. It was literally the only place to stay because a marathon was happening that weekend and every hotel was booked for miles. We got very lucky to score this place and it ended up being adorable.
This was the view from our room.
Inside, we had nice digs. There was a private bath, a TV, Wi-Fi access and more!
We even had our own fireplace. We also controlled our own heat and a/c. Nice!
Every morning the owner would leave a platter of tasty bread and fruit for us. Wow, this place had amazing bread! Zucchini bread was especially tasty on our second morning. We also enjoyed a cup of fruit each morning. It was very tasty!
We supplied the wine and cheese and crackers for ourselves but in the hallway pantry there were plenty of silver and serving options! Cute place! More to come in later posts…
I fixed the archive feature. You probably didn’t notice unless you’re stalking us that the archive links for previous months were not working. Now they do so stalk away!
We had our 4th anniversary last week and it was awesome! We went to Cucina Paradiso! It was fabulous! I can’t wait to take visitors there for a nice Italian feast right in my new town!
Check it out: http://www.cucinaoakpark.com/ It’s awesomely tasty!
Will be posting more pics of kitties and my weekend with some dear gal pals this week.