|Isaac's plan for our hike mapped out in snow.|
Jack and I sat silently by the phone. "Did they say snow on the ground, and bring plenty of books to read because they have no TV service?" We obediently packed for winter in spring and pilled our luggage into the car along with the dog and headed North without golf clubs.
We were not surprised when we saw the hills east of the Mississippi in Wisconsin snow covered, but we were in awe when we pulled into the snow-packed driveway of the cabin. Winter had stalled over the hills keeping Spring at bay, and what a delightful, refreshing week we enjoyed as a family, thanks to natures slow ticking clock.
No TV and only a bar of cell phone service led to many hours of playing cards, eating Ann's delicious home cooked meals, chatting, reading, taking naps, and hiking up the hills and down the roads.
|Ann and Isaac on top of the hill.|
|Isaac shows us the ceramic owl.|
Even though there were tracks that pickups had driven on the frozen lake, and people were ice fishing, I was not convinced I could casually walk on it without collapsing into the cold waters. With a little effort Mike proved to us prairie flatlanders that yes indede the river was frozen at least a foot. Our honeymoon retirement trip was uniquely relaxing and refreshing.
|Mike's fingers finally touched cold water. Ouch!|