Monday, July 6, 2009

Wisconsin for family and H-D

After a couple days of no internet, we are once again connected.

We had a wonderful Fourth of July in Copper Harbor. The weather was around the mid 70s and although the fireworks didn't start until 10:45, all six of us managed to stay awake. The little town of Copper Harbor put on a fantastic display of fireworks out over the harbor. I cannot even imagine how such a small city can afford to buy the fireworks needed. I guess part of the money comes from tourists like us!

On Sunday, we packed up and started our 200 mile ride to the south. Wanda's sister Angie has an "Up North" place in Crivitz, Wisconsin and invited us to spend the night there. It was perfect as Sunday was also Wanda's birthday and she got to spend the time with her sister. Dale and Vicky went with us to Angie's but had reservations to take the overnight ferry from Manitowoc across Lake Michigan to Ludington Michigan. They left soon after supper and birthday cake. Angie's husband Tom took us out on the lake for a sunset cruise before we called it an evening.

This morning we rode to Milwaukee. Not far out of Crivitz, we stopped for pictures of the 45th parallel maker. We continued south and I cut off of I-43 ahead of Milwaukee to try to avoid the downtown traffic. My route took us a little farther west of where we needed to be but we picked up US-41/US-45 and took it into the west side of Milwaukee. That is when the traffic came to a complete dead stop. We crept along for a few miles until the I-894 lanes took us to our exit and a couple of turns later, our hotel.

While not fancy, the motel is conveniently located. We might go to House of Harley dealership later this evening. Tomorrow is definitely Harley-Davidson Museum day.

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