Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A couple of short trips and an exciting night!

October 9-11 we were in Champaign because Ray had a meeting. We had a wonderful meal at The Ribeye, I'd definitely recommend that place! 

October 15 we were at Buck's Barn in Thomson at the Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame dinner. It was exciting to be reunited with the 1999 Warren High School Volleyball team that went to the State. The team was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ray was an assistant coach.

I think four girls were missing. This is quite an accomplished  group of young women!

October 17-19 we were in LaCrosse. We were celebrating my birthday and  also working on my traveling (I'm doing better.) We stayed at the Stoney Creek Inn and our king room was upgraded to this - a king with a bunk bed and a sofa bed! 

We stopped at quilt shops! No surprise! 

The White Rose Quilt & Stitch in Dodgeville was nice. It is also a florist shop and had neat little gifts. 

Quilt Basket N Creations in Viroqua is a wonderful shop with a nice variety of fabrics. The ladies are very friendly and helpful. 

Olive Juice Quilts in Onalaska was a pleasant surprise! This used to be called A Stitch In Time and was undergoing some renovation the last time we were there. The addition is done and the place is VERY nice. Their classroom is incredible. The shop is spacious now and the staff very friendly and helpful. 

On Tuesday we stopped at the River Road Quilt Shop in LaCrosse. This neat little shop is also a flag and gift shop with a great staff. 

Today on the way home we stopped in Prairie du Chein. Front Porch Quilts is only open Thursday - Sunday. The Pickett Fence was open and the ladies were really nice and helpful. This is a nice little shop that also sells candy!

We also spent some time on the campus of UW-LaCrosse, our Alma Mater. There have been many changes since we were last there. The weather was quite cool and windy so our walk about was rather short.

And we ate... One of the ladies at the River Road Quilt Shop suggested Rosie's Cafe for lunch yesterday. Oh yeah - everything is prepared from scratch and it is good

We went back for breakfast this morning!

Last night we ate at Grizzly's - wonderful shrimp grilled over a wood fire.

And now we are home - think I'll take a long walk tomorrow! 


  1. you mention towns in Wisconsin that I am familiar with - have you stopped at Millhouse Quilts in Waunakee? It is not to be missed if you are ever in that area (a little north east of Madison).

  2. Wow, it's great that you are back to your activities, shopping, traveling and quilting!



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