Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Coldest Spring Break Ever!-Wisconsin

It is a goal of mine to go to all 50 states by my 31st birthday. I only had 5 left so I thought spring break would be a good time to knock out Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. I talked my friend Jeff into going with me.

Lake Michigan in Michigan

We stayed in Green Bay the first night

Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

We went to Door County in Wisconsin.  They call it the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  Everything was closed when we went but I loved the road.

We went to the Henning Cheese Factory in Wisconsin. We were able to take a tour through the factory.

Jeff by 500 pound blocks of cheese.

Cheese curds

Blueberry cheese blocks

The 12,000 pound cheese block is the biggest they make.  Here is a picture of one they were cutting into smaller sections.

12,000 pounds of cheese 6 feet by 6 feet
The family who owns the cheese factory.  It was started 95 years ago by the grandfather.  The guy between Jeff and I is a master cheese maker and one a gold medal in the world competition for his peppercorn cheese.  

The Maritime Museum in Mantitowac, Wisconsin.

We were able to tour a World War two submarine.  It was pretty cool.  

We went a museum in Appleton, Wisconsin.  It was in an old Masonic Temple. 
There was a "controversial" Houdini exhibit where they told you how he did his tricks.  He was born in Appleton.  

After my honeymoon this June I will only have Alaska left.  I have more then a year to go to Alaska to still accomplish my goal.


lrbodine said...

Looks like a fun and cold spring break! So where are you going for your honeymoon?

You should save up and go on a Alaksa Cruise with Gabi. I heard it's the best way to experience Alaska!

Alicia and Chris said...

I am so excited for you! I hated the cold in Wisconsin but lots of things to see.

Jeanine said...

SO, I LOVE cheese factories. I could live in a cheese house. I just now read about the engagement. I'm a bit behind apparently. Love the ring story, so funny. Happy Happy Happy for you guys.