Author Archives: Deanna aka Pop Tart

One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Pit Stop

On our way back from Maxwell Street Days in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, we found ourselves unable to drive straight through Sullivan, Wisconsin — a parade was in our way. Not the kind of folks to let an unexpected stop get in … Continue reading

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Not Everything Discovered On The Journey Is Grand…

Stopping along the way to let Mr. Oliver T. Puddington relieve himself, I discovered two pairs of panties. Yup; two pairs of ladies panties, right there in the grass on the side of an I-94 on-ramp. The next stop along … Continue reading

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Discovering The Hodag In Rhinelander

We decided to go through Rhinelander, Wisconsin, so we could see the legendary Hodag. Up until this past weekend, I’d only seen a Hodag on a t-shirt (and that was back in high school), so I was excited to see … Continue reading

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Plaster & Lath, Oh My!

We put the kids to work busting down Esmerelda‘s walls. Even our 9 year old niece was put to work — and boy was she eager to use that hammer! I think Hunter, 12, wins for really committing to the … Continue reading

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Lindstrom Teapot Watertower

The adorable teapot watertower in Lindstrom, MN. My mom has a teapot collection, so maybe she can add it to her collection.

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We got our fixer-upper in Elbow Lake! There will be plenty to show off while we work on restoring her (keep an eye on the This Old House category). But for now, you can see a photo of her. Yes, … Continue reading

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Where In The World Have You Been?

If your travel is of the more exotic kind, if you’re a world traveler, you’ll love this scratch-off world travel map. The metallic surface scratches off — like a lottery ticket — to record your travel destinations!

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The Atlantis Waterpark Hotel, Wisconsin Dells

Our children (at the time of this trip) are 14, 7, and 3 year old boy. So, aside from the usual family travel issues, there are the insane issues of compatibility. When planning our trip, taken in winter at the … Continue reading

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