Baraboo, the Circus Town
We all landed in Baraboo, sounds like Caribou, yesterday the 11th. We had a great drive along the Mississippi River. Bonnie kept looking for someplace to stick her toe into the river, but we never found one. The only place we stopped that was likely, it was raining so hard, she just stuck her foot outside the truck door and said "I am sticking my toe in the water that will be in the Mississippi!" Guess she will have to test the water on our way home in the fall.
We were up this morning around 9:30 and headed downtown to attend the local Farmers Market. The town has a population of around 10,000, but on a Wednesday morning, there were only 3 vendors selling. Don and Gail bought organic salad greens that had flowers in them, and Gail and Juliann bought some yummy looking cookies from a local Amish lady. Diane found her first Quilt store of the trip. Larry was dismayed.
After we strolled downtown, we all headed for the Ringling Brothers Circus Museum. In the late 1800's and early 1900's the circus wintered here. They had a very nice museum, lots of historic pictures, costumes, wagons & some circus acts. We all saw the magician, attended a talk on how they train and care for Elephants, and saw a short movie about the history of the circus. All in all we spent the better part of the day there in the heat.
We were all on our own for dinner that evening, and the Evans had a treat that many of you know and possibly love, Sh*t on a Shingle, aka Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast. We found a supermarket that still sells the dried beef and Diane couldn't pass it up. Needless to say, we are all eating well and trying some of the local delicacies.