Lovely, warm and breezy....a fine day to be on the little V-Twin.
Other than a stop in Lake City and Ripon for some ice and firewood, I mostly drove straight through.
Checked into the motel last night right at 9:30; the trip to Fond du Lac an easy drive and found out this morning I was parked next to the big guys.
This year, a clockwise loop to the northeast.....an extremely pleasant 180 miles.
There's a high ridge running north/south on the east side of Lake Winnebago and the wind machines are very numerous; Lake Winnebago in the distance.
Eric (and Larry!) have me paying extra attention to old barns and silos. In this part of Wisconsin these solid concrete silos seem to be everywhere, old, original and still standing. Old, magnificently kept barns around every corner too.
Scenic AND a shortcut....you can't beat that!!
Before I left Two Rivers.....makes me wish mine was blue.
A few years ago I spent time along this shore with the Yamaha TW200 but didn't manage to find this particular park and beach at Two Rivers, definitely time spent here today was not wasted.
During that same trip a few years ago, I spent a couple of nights at Point Beach State Park. One morning I rode into Two Rivers and visited a coffee/bicycle shop, now closed. I also spent time at one of the nicest libraries I've ever been in, the Lester Public Library in town. When I went past today, the "Used Book Sale Today" sign was just too much for me to resist.
Right there front and center in the periodicals.....
It was getting to be lunch time so I looked for something interesting in Two Rivers. Connie's Cafe looked very closed, so I stopped at Schwarz's Pub & Grill for their Soup and Sandwich Special. Located in an old bank building, the former safe has been put to better use.
and this was out in the parking lot when I left.....
Since I'd already visited the great Maritime Museum in Manitowoc last time, I thought I'd go down to the Badger Ferry terminal to see if anything was going on. Having no clue about the ferry's schedule over to Ludington, MI I was glad that I decided to take a look.
I had been sitting on the berm patiently waiting for departure but had to move.....air got just a tad dirty.
The Maritime Museum and submarine that I visited last time.....
Helpers getting ready to make way....
St. Anna's church and park.....
Palm Tree Road Bridge......I rode over it with the Yamaha last time, decided not to disturb the boys that were fishing today.