Friday, August 11, 2017

La Crosse, WI

We have had two delightful days at Pettibone RV Resort, parked right along the Mississippi River. Thursday weather reports were gloomy but the rain never materialized. Bob and I did a bit of exploring, and he was sweet to include a couple of quilt shops and a multi-dealer antique center (the largest in Wisconsin, so they say) on the list of our stops. I made out quite well, purchasing some fat quarters and a pattern to sew myself a new purse. In the antique shop I found a brass lion drawer pull that I'm determined to find a use for.

I also bought a used paperback copy of Louis L'Amour's book, "Last of the Breed," a book I had read years ago but wanted to re-read. And Bob enjoyed himself, too, although he didn't find anything that begged to be taken home.

We spent some time yesterday afternoon lounging by the river. The breeze was pleasant and must have been blowing in the right direction because we did not see a single mosquito, though we had been warned about them.

Later in the afternoon I discovered that we were very close to a natural food co-op so I drove over there to top off the pantry. What a nice store it was, too. I set up my little Zojirushi breadmaker so that we could wake up to fresh bread this morning. A French rye loaf, something different.

Today we are heading west and will stop in Adrian, MN for two nights.


  1. Oh you came so close to Rochester! Next time you have to stop and take a tour of Mayo Clinic. Would love to meet you in person.

  2. I'm sure we'll be back through at some point. This area is so nice!

  3. along the river it's beautiful !