We left Chicago near noon on Monday and headed north toward Milwaukee. After an hour, we were getting hungry and since we were all wearing Marshall gear we stopped at a Chik-Fil-A for our free chicken sandwiches. Are we cheap or what? After lunch, we made it to Milwaukee and saw some of the sites, including Marquette University and Miller Park, the home of the Brewers. We then went to Madison where we walked around the state capitol and toured the University of Wisconsin campus. The school is located a few blocks from downtown and is right on a lake. It really was a beautiful campus and town.Our next stop was the Wisconsin Dells, a town as commercial as Gatlinberg, TN with amusement parks, miniature golf, and water parks. We spent the night there and the next day (Tuesday) we checked out the beautiful Wisconsin River and the bluffs (the Dells).
It was then off to Minneapolis. We elected to drive due west and then follow the Mississippi River up. It was a beautiful drive and we stopped in the town of Red Wing (where the shoes are made) that was very quaint and full of gorgeous flowers, which Mike K. said would be dead tomorrow from the frost. It was then on to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the US. It was and we were worn out after touring and shopping just part of it. Tomorrow we will check out the state capitol and other sites before leaving for South Dakota. See you then!