My Road Trip (Kickapoo River valley)


Went with my brother & sister on the annual pilgrimage to SW Wisconsin to the apple orchards in the Kickapoo River valley, and a particular cheese factory in the middle of an area settled by predominantly Amish farmers. It's quite something to share the road with horse-drawn wagons & carriages. This was my first year on the trip after my brush with mortality in April '06 and recovery. I was happy to be able to make the trip.

Aussie Karen & my Nuvi 660 provided directions - having been there before, I knew my route, and after a few recalculations from time to time - we got from place to place with ease.

We went to:

Sunrise Orchards N43.31763 W90.83116

Old Country Cheese N43.71053 W90.72211

There's no treat like fresh cheese curds, right out of the vat, still warm & moist that squeak on your teeth as you eat them...and apples & fresh cider, plus - the orchard's bakery goods are as good as ever...and the 10 year old aged cheddar...Oh my...

Twas a fun day.

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

You are right, fresh apple

You are right, fresh apple cider is awesome. My family (my parents and sister, but not me and my brother) are mennonites and have a few friends with apple orchards. So, I get cider time from time.

I hate amish horse and buddy drivers, not that I hate the ppl themselves, but the buggies. There has been more then once, they have caught me by surprise going around a country road at 55 and they are going 5 mph. Sorta scary! I wouldn't want to be the cause of someone's death.

Talking about amish, we have a dear friend that is old order mennonite (almost like amish) and she has a business out of her home where she cooks homemade food and it is soooooooooo good. My uncle employs her several times a year and we are going to go up there in a few weeks for a nice mid afternoon lunch, CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Glad that you had a great time.

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -