We Are Back!
It’s Chez Cat mama here today. What a whirlwind four days we had! My parents drove all the way up from Texas and spent a week here to visit with the family. They are leaving Wisconsin today and driving down to New Mexico to start part-time jobs. Anyway, I spent the last four days with them.
On Saturday, we went to Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor museum. We visited a lot when we were kids, but hadn’t been there in the last 15 years or so. It consists of buildings and businesses that were built by different ethnic groups that settled in Wisconsin from the early 1800s to about 1915. In each building there’s an interpreter dressed in period clothing who will tell the story of the family that lived there. Here’s some photos to give you and idea.
Inside one of the houses, one of the interpreters was making cornbread.
The farms are actually being worked, so they have animals in the barns and crops that are grown.
They have a schoolhouse with replicas of the books the children used. They are for sale in the gift shop.
They also hold events throughout the year. On this particular weekend, they were having a country fair with livestock judging and music. There was even a parade with the “mayor” in a wagon.
There were vegetables on display, dresses and bonnets for sale, and later on a picnic, but we weren’t there that late. It was a good day and brought back a lot of memories!
On Sunday we brunched at The Packing House. Here’s me with my parents.
Here’s all of us at the brunch, and yes, that is MY Bloody Mary–I deserved it!
My parents stayed with my mother’s brother, and they had a kitty that of course I had to love on. Meet Muffy (or “knucklehead” as my uncle calls him). He’s a Maine Coon and a total loverboy.
All in all, it was a very nice long weekend with my parents. They will be back in Wisconsin next April and work through the summer, so I will be able to see them more frequently.
And here’s a picture of my own babies who so patiently let me visit!