Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend Trip

This past weekend, my family and I took off for Father's Day and headed to southern Wisconsin, to the New Glarus, Dodgeville area.  It is only a few hours drive for us, and it is such a beautiful ride. My husband loves to fly fish, so we are always in search of a good stream to pull over at.  We always drive up through New Glarus and stop at the Brewery to fill up on Spotted Cow, and Fat Squirrel.  If you've never been to New Glarus Wisconsin, please go, you will not be disappointed!  It is a beautiful drive, and such a great little town.

New Glarus 080 (800x600) 
This was the first stream we stopped at. 

New Glarus 078 (600x800) 

And this was the road it was on.  A road into the middle of nowhere.  Just were we wanted to be!

New Glarus 101 (600x800) 
This was in bloom all over.  Dill maybe?  It was spectacular.

New Glarus 180 (800x600) 
The New Glarus Brewing company.  It is an awesome day trip destination (even with kids).  This place is beautiful in all regards!  The buildings, the landscaping, the decorating, all beautiful. No detail was left out here.

New Glarus 112 (800x600) 

What an entrance. 

New Glarus 116 (800x600) 

The backside.  There is a little beer garden off the gift shop.  There is also a beer tasting room with samples of all the beer.

New Glarus 117 (600x800) 
These little guys hang out in the beer garden.  I wish I new where them came from, they were adorable.

New Glarus 119 (600x800) (2) 
New Glarus 142 (800x600) 
See what I mean about beautiful.  Even the inside of this place was amazing.  Check out those floors, and all the metal rails have carved deer every so often. 
New Glarus 144 (600x800) 

New Glarus 171 (800x600) 
Now for the good stuff.

New Glarus 172 (800x600) 
What's your favorite New Glarus beer?  Our favorite is Spotted Cow.

New Glarus 168 (600x800) 
This one is called Two Women. Go to their website to get more info.

New Glarus 183 (800x600) 
A Swiss Chalet anyone?  How about the Chalet Landhaus Inn.  Located in New Glarus.

New Glarus 186 (600x800) 
Notice the decorated cow.  They were all over town.

New Glarus 194 (600x800) 
Chalet of the Golden Fleece.

New Glarus 199 (800x600) 
New Glarus 192 (800x600) 
These crests hang above an antique store in town along the side of the building.  Glarnerladen Antiques and Collectibles.

New Glarus 191 (800x600) 
New Glarus 189 (800x600) 
New Glarus 201 (800x600) 
New Glarus Hotel.

New Glarus 210 (800x600) 
Even the lumber company in town is cute!  For more information on visiting New Glarus, check this out

New Glarus 295 (800x600) 
Here come the girls!  While my husband fished at another stream, I took the kids down the road to visit with the local wildlife.  They (the cows) were so curious.  They came over immidiately to see us.

New Glarus 236 (800x600) 
My favorite version of a "Spotted Cow". 

New Glarus 301 (800x600) 
Group shot.  How funny are they.  It's like I told them to get together for a picture.  After this picture they all came over to the fence to hang out with us.  They were adorable!

New Glarus 316 (800x600) 
This gal was my favorite.  She was right in front the whole time stealing our attention.

New Glarus 331 (600x800) 
See what I mean.  New Glarus 330 (800x600)
I may have walked back to the car with one less finger or hand for that matter, but I wouldn't of cared.  I adored these cows.  They were so sweet. 

New Glarus 289 (600x800) 
Another picturesc stream for fishing.

New Glarus 230 (800x600) 
More beautiful Wisconsin.  This area is filled with rolling hills. 

New Glarus 280 (800x600) 
New Glarus 356 (600x800) 
Ok, I am embarresed to admit that, on this trip I took 97 pictures of cows.  Only three of which were of fake cows!  Anyone who knows me well enough, knows that it's a life long dream of mine to own my own cow someday.  Along with a donkey of course!  That may explain the 97 cow pictures anyway. Notice the number on this cows ear.  The exact number of live cow pics taken on this trip!

New Glarus 368 (800x600) 
Old broken down trucks are one of my favorite subjects for pictures. 

As I was finishing this blog, I opened up my newest copy of Midwest Living magazine.  It features an artical on southern Wisconsin.  It also mentions the brewery.  How bizarre is that?   

 Some websites to checkout: , choose Wisconsin, then Southern Hills area,

I am headed back up to Wisconsin this weekend with Mom and Anne.  We will be at the Elkhorn Antique Market on Sunday.  Come see us!

No comments:

Post a Comment