The trip home was to be, as the trip to Minnesota was. A long drive.
We had decided on the drive over that we wanted to stop in the Wisconsin Dells on the way back.
Edward had been there some 40 years ago and I'd never had the pleasure of experiencing the natural wonder.
The Dells are natural sandstone carved out by the Wisconsin River as it makes it's way to join up with the mighty Mississippi.
So a little more than 4 hours into our 11 hour drive, we pulled off the highway to have a look around. After a slight mix-up with directions and a quick hot dog from a stand at the side of the road, we found ourselves on a two hour river tour.
But I believe there was a reference to a ship yard here.
I expected them to be parallel to the water. But that was not the case.
The story goes that a natural dam formed in the glacier. Then when the pressure from the ice forced it to break, the entire Dells were formed in less than a month by the advancing ice.
And you think you're under pressure at work.
And speaking of the Indian Chief, a fun fact for those that have never noticed it. The Mississippi River divides Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you look closely, you can see that same Indian chief peering from Wisconsin into Minnesota at the Northwest corner of Wisconsin.
Something else you can see on this map is how crazy I am.
Look at how far I drove in one day!
Then turned around to do it again.
( Cause it was so much fun the first time )
More pictures tomorrow from where we got off the boat and explored the tight crevasses in the cliffs.