Have you noticed that Jen and Brianna have been nowhere to be found this summer? Brianna’s been at Girl Scout camp and Jen busy reading and painting Brianna’s room. Would you believe that for a while Grace and Isabelle were in the…. gulp….basement?! It’s serious, guys!
I saw bags being packed and I took matters into my own hands…slipped on my summer dress, grabbed a swimsuit, and jumped in a backpack! I crossed my fingers that we were going somewhere good!
We stopped to stretch in a city called Peshtigo, Wisconsin. It has a sad history of having the entire city burn down on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire in October, 1871. It had been a year of drought, and swirling winds picked up a fire and made something like a fire tornado. People and animals had to seek shelter in a river, but a river in Wisconsin in October is very cold, and many people who survived the fire died from hypothermia.
We stopped at the museum commemorating this sad event.
By this time the cat… Er… Doll was out of the bag, literally, so I got my picture taken.
We kept driving north and I started to wonder whether we were going to see Santa and Elves! Just then we turned down a forested gravel path called Reindeer Road (so we were at the North Pole!) and look what was waiting for us! I’ll tell you more about this amazing place in my next post.