Dairy Land

Wisconsin relatives, who we are on the way to visit near Milwaukee, suggested a few towns in the southern part of the state to see.  So far, Mineral Point and New Glarus are my favorites.  “The news of the discovery of lead in Mineral Point in the 1830’s reached Cornwall, England, and the Cornish miners and their families started arriving in Mineral Point. The immigrant Cornish miners brought advanced hard rock and deep mining skills along with a distinctive stone building tradition to the area. The Cornish character of the town remains to this day with many building made of limestone and sandstone.” Mineral Point definitely looked “Old World” and was my #1 favorite.  Sorry, no pictures, but tomorrow we will visit the Norwegian town of Stoughton and maybe it will become #1.  
New Glarus is a “Little Switzerland” town south of Madison with too many good things to eat.  At least the chocolate store was closed, thank goodness.  We bought some locally made sausage and cheese at a shop in town and also had lunch.  I had Wurstsalat and it was very good. 
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We drove many county roads enjoying the countryside of rolling hills, patchwork fields, and small dairy farms where most had red barns. Many had the black and white cows outside but I didn’t try hard enough to capture them in a picture.
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We are having a hard time finding campgrounds that are open yet.  Last night Wal-Mart, tonight Wal-Mart.


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