Because we were up early the next day, we took the time to return over the St. Croix River to MN and drive up to the scenic town of Stillwater. Lots of brick antique shops, and a street lined with big churches.
|John Wolf Brewery (c 1872 white building)|
|Main Street in Stillwater, MN|
|Stillwater Lift Bridge (1931), a rare surviving example of a vertical-lift|
highway bridge based on the designs pioneered by Waddell & Harrington
|Third Street N, Stillwater, MN|
|Historic Courthouse (1867-1870, by|
Augustus Knight in Italianate style)
|The Octagon House (1855, by the Andrews Brothers in|
Greek Revival style: octagon mode)
We then drove through dairy country to the Wisconsin Dells. There we took a boat tour of sandstone rock formations in a gorge cut by the Wisconsin River.
|Lower Dells Tour Boats|
|Cow in a Milk Bottle (the milk bottle is more obvious!)|
|A couple duck boats heading towards the farther Hawk's Bill|
|Wisconsin Power & Light Company Dam|
|Swallow nests in the cliffs|
Wednesday, June 28, 1995
On June 28th, Cheryl drove us into Chicago with Michael. We visited the amazing Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium. Saw a naturalist dolphin show, talkative beluga whales, an immense alligator snapping turtle, a white alligator, among many other marine animals.
|Shedd Aquarium: Yellowtail Blue Damselfish|
|Shedd Aquarium: Delphinapterus leucas/Beluga Whale|
|View of Taste of Chicago in Grant Park from a Ferris wheel|
|View back toward Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum from the Ferris wheel|
|Brynne in the T's swimming pool|
|At the T's: Brynne and Tamiko|
|Michael T and Brynne|
Next: Midwest Trip V.