We have started our summer travels and left Geneva to visit with niece Ashlee and her family in Wisconsin. We stayed three nights in Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva is a tourist town. Sherry got to visit her favorite shops and I always enjoy the village. We ate the first night at Crandall’s Restaurant and had their world famous broasted chicken. We are not sure what made it world famous but, it was good and Sherry loved the mashed potatoes. They served dinner rolls and sweet rolls with the meal. We self-checked into the park for three nights, and with the annual park pass it came to $139.00 which is a little high. We couldn’t take the mail ride on the boat that delivers the mail around the lake. High School kids were auditioning for the summer jobs according to the information center. The boat doesn’t stop to make mail deliveries. The HS kid takes the mail and jumps off the front of the boat onto the dock then places it in the mailbox and picks up outgoing mail then jumps back on the back of the boat as it passes. This tour goes on for a couple of hours and is very popular. However, it doesn’t start until June 15th, so we couldn’t partake.
We have taken the boat trip that talks about the history of Lake Geneva and the homes.
Ashlee texted us on her way to work and told us to check out the farmers market. While there we talked to a vendor who sold cheese and represented a fishing pond and restaurant. You catch a fish using their poles and bait. When you catch the fish you take it to the restaurant where they prepare it for you. So we took a brochure, and went one day to Rushing Waters Restaurant. We didn’t fish but, did view the pond after lunch, and could see lots of trout in the water. Must have just been fed because the people fishing were having a hard time catching any. We did have lunch, mine was called a shore lunch and was batter fried trout and also a grilled fillet. Sherry had a Penne Pasta plate with vegetables. I gave her most of the grilled fillet for protein.
We visited with Steve, Ashlee and Brayden. He likes cows, Legos and loves Star Wars. His dad and him play Legos together. We had pizza for supper and peach pie. This trip Brayden gave me a painted rock and Sherry a bracelet made of beads. We said our good byes and headed back to the campground. I know we could easily spend a week at Lake Geneva and visit nearby towns. So much to see!