Belleville to Verona

7/21 – Cameo Rose B and B continued to delight us with fresh cut flowers and a four course breakfast garnished with mint and lemon balm from the garden. I meant to take a picture, but it slipped my mind when I saw the stuffed French toast… Oh my!

We got back on the Badger Trail, and had a lovely two hour trek on the straight Rails to Trails path before we found ourselves back on the highway at noon. Today was very warm by Wisconsin standards, in the upper 80s. Once again, a Nice Person of Wisconsin stopped for us almost immediately, saying that it was much too hot to walk. When we said we were on our way to Verona, this lovely lady changed direction and took us all the way to our hotel, even though she wasn’t originally going into town. Thank you, Nice Person!image

We’ve decided that the reason so many people stop for us is my floppy blue hat. What do you think?

We will be in Verona for several days, completing the Ice Age trail segments nearest to town in the mornings, and returning to the hotel in the afternoon. This is an especially nice way to hike, as we can leave our packs behind.

7/22 – today the weather warns of record-breaking heat (high of 90!!), so we set out early to be done by the hottest part of the afternoon. The trail starts behind the public library, which, of course, is on Silent Street. Love a town with a sense of humor!image
The trail took us through some wildflower-filled meadows and up a hill that let us look over the town below. We found ourselves humming “the hills are alive” and looking for Julie Andrews… What a lovely morning!image

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We want to take a moment to thank the state of Wisconsin again for setting aside land, mowing and maintaining so many parks, bike paths and multi-use trails, and the Ice Age Trail volunteers for all they do!image

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6 thoughts on “Belleville to Verona

  1. You look gloriously happy! You’re right about Wisconsin folks. My cousin and her hubby live there and they are great people. You would really enjoy meeting them and they, you. Keep in mind, if you start to step over a stick and it moves, run like hell!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I’ve just been told there are rattlers here, but we really haven’t seen anything menacing except mosquitoes… Tell your cousin to pick up any old geezers they see walking down the highway – it’s probably us!

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  2. I think the floppy hat theory makes sense. Blue is a such kind color and the floppiness just makes it adorable. Of course, you being such a beautiful spirt makes it so difficult to not want to pull over a offer help.

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    1. I blush at your kind words, Victoria. Evidently we didn’t work together long enough for you to see that my beautiful spirit qualities only appear on alternate Fridays… Hope you are doing well. Thanks for coming along!

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