We arrived home to a garden full of fresh (and some rotting) veggies last weekend after our whirlwind two week trip to the north-country of Wisconsin.
Time to make some grilled veggie...
Caramelized onion (and balsamic rosemary sauce)...
Bacon (and asiago)...
Yum. Now that we got that out of the way, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite photos from our trip.
We started off by stopping in Hermann, MO for a few days while Tim did a Tough Mudder race with his gang of rebels.
It was our third time staying at a great bed and breakfast nestled on a private lake...
Which has gotten more and more enjoyable every time we come. This is my brother out rowing.
And here is Amelia showing Tim how to row better...
We had a relaxing time.
On into the evenings.
We visited the town of Hermann for a bit too, which is regionally known for it's wineries. Which, of course, provide rows of grapes for toddlers to run and hide in.
And live music for crazy toddlers to dance to.
The tour of the cellars at Stone Hill wineries was fun as well.
I'd enjoy taking a tripod down there for some non-blurry photos :)
But here's a glimpse anyways...
Hermann is a town full of fun, life, character, and German culture. I'd recommend it to anyone for a beautiful weekend getaway along the Missouri River (especially during one of their many festivals).
Post Hermann, we headed through IL to visit with family and friends. Here is a photo from Mamacita Maria's colorful porch garden.
Her tropical flowers smell so lovely.
And then onto Milwaukee, WI for the main event. But, not before stopping at the Milwaukee County Zoo!
Where Amelia got to meet Richard Parker.
Crazy petting zoo goats.
And a western lowland gorilla.
Who seems eerily human when you look into his eyes.
The flamenco dancers were also present, just not performing at the time.
And the peahen lunch scavenging brigade was in full force, harassing the youngest member of our party.
After our enjoyable time at the zoo...
We fancied our little selves up for Aunt Becca's wedding.
It was timeless.
And then we said our goodbyes.
And headed home...to make veggie paninis (see above).
Back to life here in the Ozarks!