4/18/10

Spring Time in Wisconsin, A Metamorphosis.





Traveling along the roads and byways of Western Wisconsin.  We live in the unglaciated part of Wisconsin.  Picture rolling hills, Holstein cows, (lot's of them)  bluffs and the Mississippi River.  Dan and I took a little drive yesterday. It was so nice not to be in a hospital bed or stuck at home.    Spring is springing here and it's my favorite time of year!

 We drove along the bluffs, near the Mississippi River.

Had a bite to eat at a charming little restaurant that overlooks the river. 



Things are greening up so nicely. We haven't peeked yet, but the process of getting there is the most amazing part.



This part of Wisconsin is heavily Scandinavian.  My hubby is 100% Norwegian ethnicity.  The Norwegians thought Western Wisconsin reminded them of Norway with its rolling hills and hence many of them settled here.


Along the Mississippi as the sun begins to set.

A beautiful spring day!
Thanks for coming along.
Hope you all are enjoying beautiful spring weather.
I 'm adding this post to Met. Monday, be sure to visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.

Cindy

39 comments:

  1. Cindy, so glad you were able to enjoy such a beautiful day with such gorgeous scenery. It's funny, down south we consider the Mississippi River to be very southern....hard to believe it's up there, too! Linda

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  2. Beautiful scenery. Happy to hear your recovery is going well enough that you are able to get out, Cindy...this is my favorite time of year, when everything is waking from the long winter's sleep.

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  3. So beautiful, Cindy. It's nature at its best! Glad you are back home and hope you are good as new...Christine

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  4. This is beautiful Cindy and brings back memories. We took this same road up to La Crosse. We loved the old buildings in La Crosse, too. We've been on the Great River Road for most of the way now. Love to drive along the Mississippi.

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  5. SIgh. Golly - the Mississippi River! Pretty much in your back yard. How awesome is that? It's all so pretty! You have so much land around you . . . that is so nice. Not out here. Every inch of inhabitable space in California is occupied! If you see a hill - somebody, somewhere owns it.
    This was a beautiful post Cindy. Great shots. And I'm so happy you are up and about!
    Now we just have to get Miss Gloria up and about! Good grief - it must be the time of year . . .
    Big hugs my friend. And you wait - one of these days your doorbell is going to ring and it'll be me standing there with my five bucks asking "Can I feed the deer?"
    :) Me.

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  6. Yeah Spring !
    I love your part of the country !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  7. Cindy,
    What beautiful scenery! I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better! Thanks for taking us along on your drive! Hope you have a great week!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. It looks breathtaking! Now Wisconsin is on my list of places I would like to see. Glad you are feeling better!

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  9. we have always enjoyed driving through Wisconsin..a lovely state!

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  10. Pretty scenery. Glad you were able to get out for a day trip. Sounds like you are on the mend.
    Have a great week.

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  11. Hi Cindy! Oh, I'm so glad to hear you felt like getting out and taking such a wonderful drive! It's so beautiful where you live. I've never been to your state but would love to some day. Speaking of your hubby being Norwegian, we've been to Oslo three times and the country is so beautiful! We took a tour of the Fjords and was totally amazed at its beauty. Continue to feel better.
    Be a sweetie,

    Shelia :)

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  12. Glad you are out and about! When my sis lived in Wisconsin we yrs ago we went to Old World Wisconsin and learned about the Scandinavians...
    I am sorry we never got to Door County...once we stayed in Kohler Wisconsin and had a great time, we toured the factories...my hubby is a plumber!

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  13. A lovely vista of Wisconsin scenes. My sister lives in Eau Claire. How great you are out and enjoying a drive.

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  14. Cindy- I am so glad you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful ride! I have lived (in 2 places) on the mighty Mississippi all my life and it's beauty never ceases to amaze me! Great pictures. Take care!

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  15. Beautiful! Glad you got out for awhile..don't overdo though..It took me a month to feel 100 %!

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  16. Isn't the rebirth of Spring wonderful? So glad that you're feeling better now and can enjoy a drive. Thank you for your sweet visit -- You always leave such sweet note for me!

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  17. Hi Cindy,
    I have just recently had the joy of visiting Wisconsin, I live in Manitoba, Canada. We drove through in March and enjoyed the rolling hills and the farms along that highway.
    Your photos are beautiful, we weren't in your area, I don't think. I would love to visit that area and the area around the Great Lakes. It is such a pretty state. Thanks for the look. You are greening up at about the same rate as us in Southern Manitoba.
    Hugs, from Cindy in Winnipeg

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  18. Wisconsin is beautiful...loved seeing the pictures, reminds me of our days there!

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  19. Beautiful spring. Beautiful state.

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  20. I am glad that you are feeling better! Thank you for a lovely tour. I grew up in the suburbs just north of Chicago. I remember many happy childhood vacations in Wisconsin. I miss it. Your tour brought back many happy memories!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  21. What a glorious Spring day ! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

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  22. Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you are out and about again enjoying this beautiful spring weather. Your pictures are just beautiful!!! The views are breathtaking! Have a beautiful day!

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  23. Beautiful! It looks like my neck of the woods too. Isn't it wonderful to live in such a beautiful state?

    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  24. SIGH! Just gorgeous! :)

    ~Liz

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  25. Hi...I just had to comment and say..I had no idea that you had gallbladder surgery..it sounds like it was just awful..I had that in my early 20's (the old kind of surgery) and it was so painful! I'm so glad you are on the mend...stay that way. I thank you for your kindness, I am still so weak but each day will be strength..take care :D

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  26. Hi sweet girl...

    Just coming by to check on you today! Darlin', I'm soooo glad to hear that you were feeling up to taking a little drive...Oooh, and what a drive it was!!! I know...I just love springtime...everything starting to green up! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous...what a beautiful trip!!! You know, I didn't realize that you were so close to the Mississippi River! I know that where you live...you are pretty elevated, I hope that you don't ever have problems with flooding...do you? Anyway, the photos are gorgeous, Cindy! I think you live in the most beautiful area!!!

    Just wanted to let you know that I talked with Gloria last night...she didn't sound good at all! I told her to please...let her Dr. put her in the hospital!!! She was supposed to be calling him this morning and trying to get back in. She said that she would probably go into the hospital! I will try and call again tonight to see if they put her in or not. Just wanted to let you know. I really am worried about her...she sounded really bad on the phone!

    Well sweet friend, I am soooo happy to hear that you are feeling better!!! That just makes my day!!! You take care and I'll talk with you later...

    Love ya, Sweetie...
    Chari

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  27. Hi Cindy,

    I just love the wonderful pictures. They are so beautiful. I wanted to tell you that I am blogging again, but my old blog and account was deleted and I lost everything, so I am starting all over again. If you would like to join my new blog please come and visit.

    Willow

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  28. A perfect Spring day for you and Dan. I'm so happy to hear you are feelin' better. Thanks for sharin' with beautiful pictures. My prayers are still with you for your complete recovery. Take care and don't overdo. Sorry, the mom in me comes out without notice. Heeehehehe!

    You have a beautifully blessed week, sweetie!!!

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  29. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. My folks had a summer cabin outside of Frederic/Grantsburg for over 30 years. Such a lovely part of the country.

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  30. Thank you for bringing us along, Cindy. I've never been to this part of the country, and it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  31. Thanks for sharing these photos--it is nice to see different areas of our beautiful country, isn't it? I would say we are ahead of you here in SC as far as the leaves and flowers....I agree it is nice to be out and about!

    nannykim/spindlecottage

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  32. I so enjoyed seeing your pictures. Beautiful for spacious skies for sure. -- Jane F

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  33. Cindy so glad you are on the mend and enjoying a day out! I remember last summer with me being house bound for over a month and it is so not fun.

    So sorry to hear of all the health troubles but am glad they took care of it and you will only have a little scar too!!

    Rest and take care of yourself!

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  34. HI Cindy!!!
    Thanks for the comments in regards to my hair, it is nice to get those that understand How I felt!!!!I think my hubby thought I was a bit over dramatic, do you think, or do ya thank????I was hysterical!!!!I called it a mini rant!!!!
    I LOVE those pics, makes me want to visit Wi again!!!!My good friend the one I did the walk with on SaT. is from Wisconsin and she is 100 % Norwegian!!!!!She HATES AZ, wants to go back to WI, but cannot, her darling hubby has had 3 brain surgeries and has some hardware in his brain and the cold weather does not suit him well, so thus they are here to stay!!! She likes GREEN rolling hills!!!!I love them too , in the summer, white snow COLD hills not so much!!!!Great little Sunday drive!!!!
    Love the Mississippi river, just love to type that LONGGGGGG WORD!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  35. Nothing better than a roadtrip in the spring. Wisconsin is so gorgeous!
    My sister and her friend went on a roadtrip last weekend to Red Wing and went to the most awesome antique mall. She can't wait to take me the next time I'm home!

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  36. Good Morning, My Dear cindy...could't let the day pass woithout seeing how you are doing...I'm so glad your on the mend but PLEASE friend take it easy and slow...we all love you girl...I hope Dan has been helping you...which I'm sure he is doing...Poor Len has not a clue what to do with me...in fact I think he's upset that I not all better yet ha ha!! He's never seen me sick like this before and really is beside himself...You take care girl and just remember someone in Calif someone love you girl...Love. Gloria

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  37. Such a beautiful time of the year, and your photos are beautiful too. laurie

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy