A Fall Ride to Lake Pepin

For the last 5 or 6 weekends we’ve been busy pretty much every Friday night, part of a Saturday and part of a Sunday, with obligations away from home or even at home with company and I was desperately feeling the need to JUST BE HOME. So this weekend I figuratively put my foot down about doing things outside of hanging at home and Sugar agreed. He’s a smart one, my guy.  The only obligation we had (and we had a fantastic time!) was going to see a local play last night.

But I added to our schedule for the weekend one thing, a motorcycle ride. But that’s okay in terms what we’d agreed upon, to just be at home for the weekend. I *feel* like I’m at home when we’re on a ride because I enjoy it that much. I’m so comfortable being Sugar’s passenger, leaning into the curves with him and I love seeing the world go by at 65 mph. I soak up the heat of the sun on my face (and my back, depending on the direction we’re heading, of course) and I’m so relaxed it’s almost sinful.

This particular ride we decided to head over to Cheeseland (aka Wisconsin) and work our way down to Pepin, stopping at overlooks and historical markers along the way. We weren’t quite sure where we were going to eat lunch initially and though I knew of a place in Stockholm, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be open or not as the owner is only there part of the year. But we lucked out, Bogus Creek was indeed open!

Sugar had a half sandwich called the  B.L.A.T. (bacon, lettuce, avacado and tomato) with a salad and I had a half turkey melt with the potato soup, each meal also came with a coleslaw that had…wait for it…APPLES in it. Wow! We were both blown away  by our meals – I knew they would be good but it had been at least 3 1/2 years since I’d been there last. Things could have changed. But they hadn’t, so good on Bogus Creek and lucky for us!

(Food photos courtesy of Sugar. The sumac shot is from an overlook we stopped at.)

We had roamed the gift shop before eating where I bought a news-cap hat for myself in a green and white weaved fabric – it’s stylin’! Sugar suggested it would look fantastic with the cowl I’m making and he’s right.

Then we picked up some cheddar bread from the Bogus Creek Bakery after lunch to bring home and a little dessert. He had a Swedish donut and I had a scoop of Elvis ice cream. After that it was on to Pepin for a bit to see the marina and then the return trip home.

Here are a few photos from our day. The photos in the first set were taken while the motorcycle was moving and I think they turned out the best of all the ones I shot today. These and the sepia ones were taken on my phone, not too bad, eh? Enjoy!

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