LaCrosse, the town we stayed in, seems to be a nice place to have grown up in. The people were friendly. They had the best of both worlds a bit of city mixed with nature. Mountains surrounded the town, there was a beach and water activities also.
Our hotel overlooked the Mississippi River. Something else we never thought we would ever see. It was spectacular both during the day and at night.
The wedding was wonderful. We were excited to have had the chance to experience it with our friends. It got me misty eyed thinking that the couple had their entire lives together in front of them. Made me also think of my wedding. Niel got to be a groomsmen and looked fabulous in his tuxedo. We wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness!
I would have to agree with Niel that it was a lot of fun being away with our friends. I know how much he enjoys being with them. Since they all live far away from one another now, as it happens when people grow up, but they haven't moved on from their friendships.
This is what we did in a nutshell:
Enjoyed deep fried cheese curd. You have not lived till you have eaten this stuff.
We ate three times at a cool drive in fast food joint where they bring you your food on roller skates.
Drove into Minnesota twice. Another state I thought we wouldn't ever see.
Went to a county fair. Poor Niel got a little sick on one of the rides.
Took hundreds of photos.
Laughed a lot.
Ate a lot of terrific food, and just had a fantastic time.
We're a bit exhausted from the time difference. Had a hard time keeping our heads up after we got home yesterday.