Quick Trip to Wisconsin Dells

My aunt, well, really my husband’s aunt has a place in the Wisconsin Dells. This year she invited us up for a weekend to help her get it ready for the summer months. So we packed up the kids and the dog and headed north. Unfortunately, the whole weekend was cloudy and rainy, which made a normally beautiful drive kind of dreary.

One of the many cute buildings in the artsy community of Cambridge, WI.
Crossing over the Wisconsin River, just north of Madison, WI.

We drove up Friday after work and stopped to eat dinner at Monk’s Bar and Grille – At the Wilderness in Lake Delton. We arrived around 6:30 and had a 20 minute wait. Everyone enjoyed their food, (though everything is fried and/or covered in cheese!) and the kids wanted to go back another time.

We made it up to Auntie’s and the kids just loved the bunk beds. They basically spent the entire dreary weekend playing there! Edison found his spot as well. Whenever we couldn’t find him, we just had to look under the table!

Edison sleeping under the table.

Saturday, we woke up to sunny skies, so I had to take the opportunity to spend it outside. I’m glad that I did, not only were the flowers beautiful, but when I got back, the clouds came in, the temperature dropped and was cold the rest of the day.

Beautiful flowering trees on my morning walk.
Just a gorgeous morning!
Just brilliantly pink!

After we spent the day working and doing various projects, it was time to head out for dinner. Auntie wanted to take us to the Pizza Ranch, so off we went to Lake Delton. Now, I have never been to one before and I’m not a big fan of buffet-style restaurants, but I have to admit, we did enjoy it and would go back with the kids! They had a nice salad bar, variety of pizzas, chicken and mashed potatoes too. The dessert bar with dessert pizzas and vanilla ice cream was pretty good as well.

Naturally, any good day ends with a campfire, doesn’t matter how cold or how rainy, we still sat outside and enjoyed the end of a long day!

The end of a long day!

Sunday morning, we woke up happy of all we had accomplished, so it was time to do something a bit more fun. Of course, it was cold and dreary, but my son desperately wanted to go fishing, so we found a public spot to drop a line in. This was also Edison’s first time by a lake and it was a little hard trying to stop him from jumping in!

Fishing in a little bay off of the Upper Dells.
Edison’s first time by water.

After fishing it was time to head home. There is a lot more to do in the Wisconsin Dells area, but we didn’t have time this visit, maybe next time!

Part of the Mount Olympus Water Park.
White House Fun Park
Mini-Golf at Pirate’s Cove
Ripley’s Believe or Not, downtown Wisconsin Dells.

Don’t forget, to check out my Modern Nautical Packing List on Etsy. With summer coming, that means lots of weekend getaways, so be prepared and don’t forget anything at home. My packing list will help you keep organized!

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