Day 4 On the (small Wisconsin country) road

Tuesday morning we said goodbye to the Windy City and Lisa, Michael and the doggies and finally got on the road. Drove north first on Interstate 94 later on small country roads through small sleepy country towns into Wisconsin. The landscape was rolling green hills and fields and not much different from Danish landscapes. Perhaps that was why quite a few Danish immigrants settled here when they first came to States. So of course they also had a Danish farm, called the Peterson farm, in the Old World Wisconsin open air museum as well as Norwegian, Finnish, German and Polish farms and a Yankee village. After our museum visit and a couple of brats with sauerkraut and German style potato salad we drove further west on small country roads. Charles Kuralt has said that “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” But one of our ideas with this trip was to avoid the interstates as much as possible and experience the American country side. And we must say that Miss Garmin, our borrowed GPS, has gotten the message: We got to see a lot of country roads! We ended the day by a visit to the pretty town of Galena just south of the state border in Illinois, a former lead mining town, which was a ghost town for many years, but has now been lovingly restored with many small shops and restaurants in the old houses. We went for a walk on the main street before dinner at the Log Cabin. By the time we’d finished that we decided to call it a day and find somewhere to stay for the night.

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