Welcome to the Midwest – The Place I Call Home…
I live in a beautiful state. Sure, it’s called the frozen tundra six months out of the year, and the other half of the year it is under road construction, but it’s home. I love it here. I get to experience all four seasons, even if Mother Nature is having some issues with matching the right season to the calendar this year. I mean, is it really summer or three of four seasons every week?
If you can deal with Mother Nature’s mood swings, it’s a great place to visit. We mid-westerners are known for being nice (most of the time) and we have cheese and beer, the Brewers and Lambeau Field. Who could ask for more?
With so many great sights to see, there are lots of places to choose as a destination for a road trip.
Hubby and I love to go on road trips. We hop in the car and make our way around the state by playing Left or Right at stop signs. Many times we end up in a city we’ve never heard of and decide to go exploring. We’ve gone to Brussels, Cleveland and London and never left the state. These cities are typically so small that you pass through them in a blink of an eye, but you get to see some of the coolest buildings and businesses that have been around for a century.
I love our capital city – Madison, Wisconsin. It is a big, bustling city that draws so many types of people that you will not be bored if you are a people watcher. You can ratchet that experience up a few notches if you want to wander around the Capital Building (one of my favorites) and State Street. You get everything from farmers markets to art fairs and all the people that it attracts.
If we are heading out to explore the small towns, we are going anywhere that has a lot of historical buildings. I’m a sucker for architecture. Churches, old school houses and Queen Anne Victorians are my favorite. If there is a historical marker on the side of the road, we are pulling over to read it. I have been known to make my hubby turn around if we pass one unexpectedly. I am pretty sure we’ve found everyone in southern Wisconsin between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. This historical marker is on the latest trip to Trempeleau.
Truly, the state is gorgeous. Nothing beats a Wisconsin sunset. Stay tuned for more of my travel adventures….