Our 2006 reunion was Sept 28-Oct 1 at the Bethel Horizons Retreat Center near Dodgeville, Wisconsin. While there we stayed at the Farmhouse. The bedrooms were on the second floor and the bathroom on the first. An additional john and a shower were in the basement. It was a comfortable place, though the floors and doors did creak.
On the site there were also trails, a nature center, and a garden from which we collected
tomatoes and green peppers.
We were a little crowded in the kitchen/dining room, but that did not stop us from preparing the usual excellent food. Also Bob Zink and Kathy Jackson brought wines for tasting and that smoothed the food preparation process.
On our first full day we visited the historic buildings of Pendarvis in Mineral Point. After Pendarvis (our guide was a dairy farmer) and lunch at the pub, we visited the railroad museum, where our guide was the last stationmaster.
On Saturday, we headed over to Mount Horeb and first visited the Mustard Museum, After another pub lunch, we toured Little Norway, seeing the restored farm buildings and the replica Norweigan church that came from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Sunday morning featured another delightful breakfast, followed by a short walk to a rock ledge overlooking Governor Dodge State Park. It was a beautiful fall day.
|Souvenir of the Mustard Museum
Little Norway's replica church
Sod roofed cottage at Little Norway
Dennis and Bill prepare pineapple for Sunday breakfast
Kathy, Maija, Dennis, Laura, Anne, and Al
overlooking Governor Dodge State Park