We are on the last leg of our trip. We pulled in to Pulpit Rock, a city campground in Decorah, yesterday afternoon under blustery skies. By the time we set up, the clouds were gone and bright blue skies seemed promising. A half hour later, the clouds were back, the wind picked up, and driving rain commenced. Another half hour later, clear skies were back. As the saying goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes..." As we were all tired of our own cooking, we visited Mabe's Pizza in Decorah for supper--excellent choice.
One of the things we noticed here is a lack of leaves on the ground. At Brunet Island because of all the trees, the ground was covered, making it difficult to even differentiate the campground road. By the time we left, after a bit of rain, leaves were plastered to the sides and roofs of our campers. There were leaves on the rugs, the steps, the awnings, the insides, and in our hair. The road trip to Decorah, however was very windy and removed most of the leaves trying to make their escape.
We did make a road trip on Tuesday through the area around Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. We toured the campgrounds at Wissota State Park for future reference and visited the Leinenkugel Brewery but found the only food offered for lunch was pretzels. So we found one of those neighborhood bars where everyone knows your name and they offered good food. We also got in a nice walk back at the park, We spotted what we first thought was a dog near the beach, but then decided it was a coyote. However, our sharp observation powers soon revealed that it was just a little statue. We did spot a young buck for real in the woods.
So we'll do a little exploring of Decorah today. I hope to snag some lefse--a Norwegian treat my mother used to make. And tomorrow it's time to head home. I'm about out of clean clothes and my laundry bag is literally overflowing. And I need a haircut.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.