After making homemade waffles for breakfast, I went to Adams county to visit the cemetary where my dad is burried; the weather was so beautiful and it was a nice day to get out and do some sightseeing. Last year when I visited the cemetary the snow was so deep I could barely get to dad’s headstone but this year there was just a small snowbank to walk through and then the rest of the area was fairly clear of snow. Once I was at the cemetary I visited my grandparents and my baby brother’s graves as well. Of course I also had to pass by the Ely family plot as well. Although they’re not related to me, I find their plot and family history fascinating.
The day was so beautiful and I had no other plans so I decided to take the long way home and drive along the Wisconsin River. My first stop was to visit my friend Mr. Charles. He’s not been feeling well for quite awhile it’s been a long time since he came to visit me and I rarely take the time to go back to the Wisconsin Rapids area so we haven’t seen each other for quite awhile. After visiting Charles I went on through Nekoosa, Port Edwards and into Wisconsin Rapids down by the river where the kids and I first lived when we moved to Wisconsin Rapids. It was fun seeing the old area and remembering some of the memories the kids and I made there. As much as I wanted to pack everyone up and move to TX this past summer, I realize now that Wisconsin is our home and I really love it here. I have to admit that I’m glad we didn’t move after all.
On the way back home I stopped in New London to pick up snacks and pizza for the evening. A friend messaged me and asked if he could stop by when I got home. The top picture is how my dining room table looked at the end of the evening – having a few drinks (Rumchatta in an A&W mug for me LOL), munching on pizza and talking about my dad.