I’m back from Wisconsin (and Iowa), and have quite a lot to report. Not much time right now so will just do an introduction.
Getting there was half the fun 🙂 On a seven-hour layover at O’Hare, I got to kill a couple of them listening to a blues band, thanks to a special series at the airport, and a blues festival in progress at a park downtown.
Once in Dubuque, we spent quality time with Madeline, Caleb, and Lucas, our youngest grandchildren.
And Dana & Katy, of course.
Thiel and I made a side trip to SW Wisconsin, where we met up with Cousin Aline. Her sister Clarice (and husband Sam) were also there for a visit; that was a wonderful suprise. We all went together to the Brush Creek church and cemetery, and to Ole Larson’s farm site and Olaf’s log cabin, both in Norwegian Valley just one mile from the church.
We also stopped in Westby, WI, where I met for the first time cousin Norma Samuelson Haakenstad.
Also visited graves of other ancestors at Coon Prairie cemetery in Westby. Lots more to follow.