Louie and I ran away this weekend to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. We had never been there before. We stayed at this hotel.
Why did we choose Fond Du Lac? Well……about a month ago, I might have bought another Singer Spartan off eBay. I also thought it would be nice to have some time with my sweetie, since he has been so busy with ‘end of season’ pool events, and pool tournaments, and ISPA meetings, and upcoming State Pool Tournaments (2nd week/weekend in April), and well, I wanted him all to myself, so I asked the seller if we could pick it up instead of her shipping it to me. (This photo of same model machine, by the way, is not the same machine I bought. I borrowed it from Google images, since the machine is still in the back of the car. Thank you whoever’s photo this is!)
So…we left Friday morning and headed North. Fond Du Lac is about one and a half hours Northeast of Madison, Wisconsin (about 3.5 hours from home), but we spent a good portion of the day in Madison going to three Goodwills, the Salvation Army, and a big pawn shop.
We went to a Woodcraft shop that specializes in exotic woods. Louie went in and shopped while I read my Nook.
We had lunch at Red Robin (yummm!!) then we headed for Fond Du Lac. We checked into our hotel, then we went exploring. We had supper at a place called Rolling Meadows Restaurant, then we headed back to the hotel for the night.
Saturday morning, we went to pick up the Spartan, then we went thrift shopping. We were equipped with our list of addresses, and both of our phones got a workout using the Navigation app. The Navigation drains the batteries quickly, but we got where we needed to go without too many hitches. We went to Goodwills, Salvation Armys, St. Vincents, and a few privately owned shops. We even stopped at a garage sale or two and an estate sale. We really didn’t buy much. Louie was looking for athletic shoes, and he found a few pair, and so did I! (Oh, and we had lunch at Applebee’s, using a gift certificate. That was excellent too!) We even drove to OshKosh, Wisconsin, which was about 1/2 an hour away. We had never been there either. They had a few thrift stores as well, but not enough to keep us busy all day.
After we exhausted our list of thrift shops, we decided to go see a movie. We went to see Mirror, Mirror. We liked it! Of course, I love Julia Roberts, so it would be hard not to like. The gal who played Snow White was awesome too.
Nathan Lane was a hoot, (or a cockroach) as well.
We cruised around Fond Du Lac some more, before calling it a night and heading back to the hotel.
This morning, after we checked out of our hotel, we went to Lakeside Park and walked around the outside of the park and walked though parts of the interior. Louie took lots of pictures, which are still in his camera. It was a nice walk and also, a nice park! (This is the entrance.)
After the park, we headed south out of town, and stopped at Perkins in Madison for lunch, then headed home. We stopped in Platteville to stretch our legs, and to try to wake up. I had already had a little nap, and when I woke up and looked over at Louie, he had his eyes closed! (Thank you God for taking the wheel!) OMG! I yelled HEY! What are you doing? He denied taking a siesta, but later admitted he needed to wake up. We got home about 4:00 or so and we both took a little nap, then we unloaded the car and put our things away.
It was a wonderful weekend. It was so good to spend some time with my sweetie. Tomorrow we’re back to reality and jobs, but that’s all part of what makes weekends like this happen, right?
Have a wonderful week. I hope it’s short for you. Are you off on Good Friday? I am!