The Journey Home: From Park Falls to Minneapolis to Hartford







We checked out of Munro Manor and said a sad goodbye to Beth, then we dropped some bookmarks at the library and went to the post office to ship books and souvenirs home.

We headed to Phillips, WI to Homespun Coffee and Crafts for some yummie sandwiches–chicken salad on a warm crispy croissant.



We stopped at the Fred Smith Concrete Park just outside of Phillips so I could show Dad the cool sculptures.



I really love this place. Just to see what someone can do when they set their mind to it.


And it has the best giftshop of all the state or national parks I’ve visited. I dropped some serious change there.




We stayed at the Crown Plaza by the Mall of the Americas. It was okay. I’d rate it 3 stars not 3.5. It was a bit dated. Felt sorta sterile. Then again we were coming from a warm and welcoming B&B. Maybe that’s why this place felt so drab to me.



And they “accidentally” charged me $85 to my credit card two days after I checked out. I had to call and complain. Waiting to see if they fixed their error on the next statement.

We decided to visit the Mall of Americas on our last night traveling.


It’s intense. We went online to figure out what restaurants we wanted to check out and where to park to get to them.



We saw the amusement park inside the mall. It was crazy huge.


I sampled a delicious maple syrup jack cheese here.

P1240613 We had dinner here. My entree was tasty–the pan roasted seabass.



We were exhausted so we went back to the hotel and went to bed.

The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel. It was bland and felt like cafeteria food. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Then we went to the airport and made our way back to CT.

Amazing Wisconsin Adventure ended. Sigh.


On a missing Butternut note, I’m excited to go see Hugh Bob and the Hustle this weekend in NYC at Skinny Dennis.

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