Monday, March 16, 2009

West Central Wisconsin

A couple of weeks ago, we took an overnight road trip with friends up into west central Wisconsin.

They still had a fair amount of snow on the ground.

A stop along the way we made was a place called The Highground just west of Neillsville, Wisconsin. We didn't spend much time there as it was extremely damp and cold that morning but hopefully we can make a trip back there this summer via motorcycle to really study all the war memorials on display.

The view from this memorial was gorgeous even on a cloudy, overcast day.

We went on from there to Osseo and had pie at Norske Nook. I don't think I've ever eaten pie at 9:30 in the morning before but oh my gosh, it was some of the best pie I've ever had. Raspberry Cream Pie...mmmmmmm! Norske's Nook is an icon in that area and I didn't even think to take pictures. It must have been the sugar rush I was under!

After our "pie break" we took a wander around and ran across The Quilt Yard. What a nice little quilt shop. One of those shops that make my eyes glaze over and puts me in a quilt trance. I found a really fun panel, a wall hanging pattern, charm pack and some embroidered squares. All of these items I have no real plan for but when you see something different, you have to take advantage, right? One of these days I am going to get back to quilting and sewing. It's been on the back burner since Christmas but it's about time to get back at it.

Signing off for now...


  1. The Norske Nook does has wonderful pie!!! And the Quilt Yard is a nice quilt shop - haven't been there in a couple of years. Maybe it is time for a road trip!

  2. Wow, look at those trees. Thanks for the heads up on the memorial. My sister and I are going on a road trip this spring to visit Heidi, the Milk Man's Wife. We're going to hunt for my grandfathers old home and eat pie at Norske Nook. You know my search for the perfect piece of pie. I'm sure that it's at the "Nook".

    Love the song.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  3. I've never been to Wisconsin Lori - what beautiful country! blessings, marlene