However, I do want to take a second to describe a bit of our recent trip to The Wisconsin Dells over Easter weekend. It wasn't possible to go to New York this year for our tradition of staying in my brother's apartment and setting up egg hunts in the nearby rose garden. So instead we headed west for my other brother's home in LaCrosse and on the way stayed a couple of nights in The Dells. It's something we've been meaning to do with our kids at some point, and now was apparently the time.
|Trojan Horse on the way to our hotel|
The Wisconsin Dells, for those who are not familiar, is a small town not far from Madison with a small local population but a ton of visitors during vacation season. It was a spot where in the past river traffic had to stop at the falls in order for people to change boats, and as a result tourist attractions were born. Today it's a kitchy place full of water parks and different theme hotels. There are various boat tours (including the famous "ducks" and we saw intriguing ads for something called "Ghost Boat"), lots of mini golf, go carts, ice cream and restaurants, and goofy souvenirs. It's the sort of place that always seems to have fudge and moccasins. (We got both.)