On Monday, July 26th, we left Door County, WI and drove 177 miles to Montello, WI where we spent four nights at the home of our friends, Todd and Beth Ehlenfeldt. The trip went smoothly and the truck continued to exhibit no DEF system issues. When we arrived, Todd did a masterful job of getting our fifth wheel backed into their driveway, without hitting any of the trees that bordered the entrance.
We spent the rest of the day socializing on the hillside overlooking Buffalo Lake. The temperature was in the mid-80s but the breeze off the lake made it delightful. Todd and Beth fixed us dinner and we enjoyed dining outdoors. There were heavy rains and strong winds overnight, resulting in many downed branches. We were too tired to notice and slept through most of the storm.
On Tuesday, we all went to the Wisconsin Dells. After walking along the downtown storefronts and the Riverwalk, we cooled off with refreshments at the Riverwalk Pub. We then caught a shuttle that took us to the Original Wisconsin Duck tour. We rode in a WWII amphibious vehicle known as a duck. The driver splashed us into the Wisconsin River and Lake Delton, climbed over sandbars, and covered over four miles of scenic wilderness trails.
On Wednesday, we explored downtown Montello with Todd and Beth. We walked along the Fox River, explored a store crammed full of lawn art, and visited the Montello waterfalls. Next, we drove to Beaver Dam to meet Beth’s twin sister, Linda, and her brother-in-law, Bob. Linda is a retired beautician and she cut everyone’s hair while we visited. We next stopped at the Ooga Brewing Company for drinks. Phil had a Weirdo in the Window and Jan chose a Drive By Frootin’. We ended the day with a buffet dinner of Chinese food at Ming’s Garden. Strong winds were forecast for Wednesday night so we moved our vehicles to a neighbor’s driveway but, fortunately, the storm mostly missed Montello.
We spent Thursday relaxing. The weed cutters had been busy most of the week so Todd and Jan were able to fish from the dock. Jan prepared an early dinner and, again, we were able to dine outdoors. After dinner, we played several games of cornhole. The women ended up winning, two games to one.
We got going early on Friday morning and were ready to roll by 10 a.m. We said our goodbyes, but with the knowledge that we’ll be together again in Gulf Shores, AL in November.