When in Rome... Wisconsin

August 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We headed out of Prairie du Chien and crossed the southern edge of Madison to our next destination, Kettle Moraine State Park.  Along the way, we caught some great views of the Wisconsin landscape. 

 

Monfort, WI - FarmMonfort, WI - FarmPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

For some, the journey is the best part of a destination.  This area is beautiful, like this farm near Monfort, Wisconsin. 

 

Edmund, WI - Building DoorEdmund, WI - Building DoorBuilding door in Edmund, Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Ran across a cool, almost complete ghost town, but still an active farming community of Edmund. 
 

Edmund, WI - Building Door & WindowsEdmund, WI - Building Door & WindowsBuilding door and windows in Edmund, Wisconsin. Photo byKathy Weiser-Alexander.

Edmund, WI - Blade SharpenerEdmund, WI - Blade SharpenerAn old blade sharpener in front of a house in Edmund, Wisconsin. Photo byKathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

And of course, plenty of barns to fill Kathy's obsession. 

 

Fort Atkinson, WI - BarnFort Atkinson, WI - BarnPicturesque barn in near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

Picturesque barn in near Fort Atkinson
 

 

Sullivan, WI - Evangelical United Brethren ChurchSullivan, WI - Evangelical United Brethren ChurchPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

Church in Sullivan

 

Jefferson, WI - BarnJefferson, WI - BarnA barn near Jefferson, Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

A Barn near Jefferson

 

Rome, WI (Sullivan) - Swamp/RiverRome, WI (Sullivan) - Swamp/RiverPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

But we couldn't find a spot left at Kettle Moraine State Park for our travel trailer.  So we searched and searched and landed at an RV Park in Rome, Wisconsin, near Sullivan.  This view from the back of Pickets General Store in Rome is very similar to what we find just yards away from our trailer. Neat place and very friendly management. 
 

From there we explored the area for a day enjoying the Wisconsin Summer. 

 

Southeast Wisconsin - GeeseSoutheast Wisconsin - GeesePhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Kettle Moraine State Forest Area, WI - BarnKettle Moraine State Forest Area, WI - BarnA barn near the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

A barn near the Kettle Moraine State Forest

 

Kettle Moraine State Forest Area - ChapelKettle Moraine State Forest Area - Chapel

Kettle Moraine State Forest Area, WI - Barn - 2Kettle Moraine State Forest Area, WI - Barn - 2A barn near the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

Wisconsin Rustic Road 86Wisconsin Rustic Road 86Rustic Road 86 in southeast Wisconsin. Photo byKathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

What do you do with an old road through the woods?  You rename it a Rustic Road.  This is Rustic Road 86 and was one of several beautiful rustic roads we explored. 
 

 

Waukesha County, WI - Skull BarnWaukesha County, WI - Skull BarnPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.


I made Kathy get this one just because I like the skull.  Not that I would have had to twist her arm or anything to take another barn photo. This was in Waukesha County.

 

 

Waukesha County, WI - Sandhill CranesWaukesha County, WI - Sandhill Cranes

 

We've spotted several Sandhill Cranes while in this area, at least that's what we believe them to be. They appeared to enjoy this barn as much as Kathy did. 

 

Waukesha County, WI - Barn with Sandhill CranesWaukesha County, WI - Barn with Sandhill Cranes

 

 

Oconomowoc, WI - Pabst Farm No 1Oconomowoc, WI - Pabst Farm No 1

 

Hey, they grow beer here! This is Pabst Farm No 1 near Oconomowoc, WI.
 

 

Waukesha County,WI - Barn-2Waukesha County,WI - Barn-2

And of course, more Barns

 

Waukesha County, WI - FarmWaukesha County, WI - Farm

 

So that's pretty much how we occupied our time in Rome the first day.  Our primary target of this area though is Old World Wisconsin, and we were in for a TREAT.   That will be a photoblog on its own.

 

Old World Wisconsin - Ox pulled CartOld World Wisconsin - Ox pulled CartA couple of Oxen pull a cart around Old World Wisconsin. Photo by Dave Alexander.

 

Kathy & Dave

 


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