As we traveled north through Dubuque across the border into Wisconsin it was almost as if our hearts remembered how happy we always are to return to Wisconsin. It has been 5 years since our last trip and that is definitely 5 yrs too long between escapes to the wonder land.
While my sister (now 25) and son (now 18) were young we would take a yearly retreat to Hayward, WI and the Chippewa Flowage with a brief 3 or so day stay at the Wisconsin Dells. While at the Dells we would play at Noah's Ark water park and take it the Tommy Barlett water show on Lake Delton. Needless to say we were saddened when the torrential rains caused Lake Delton to drain when it forged a new path to the Wisconsin River.
But I digress, we crossed the border and the air smelled like pines or as we call it heaven! We stopped the first night in Chippewa Falls otherwise known as the home of Leinenkugel's beer. Oh how we love a good cold Leinies.
Our first night on the road was spent at the Pine Harbor Campground. What a lovely spot owned by the friendliest couple you ever want to meet. The sites were huge and shaded by towering pines. We enjoyed a fire and retired early so we could hit the road at a decent hour.