Prairie Du Chien/McGregor/Marquette area
In addition to consuming a mammoth amount of onion rings, we also visited a few favorite places and a couple new ones,
including one place that spooked the crap out of Tim.
This is an antique mall in an old three story schoolhouse
This is not the place that spooked Tim.
I was thinking, every antique mall should have a stuffed deer head,
don't ya think?
The old Schoolhouse
Antique Mall is on this main street in Marquette.
women's powder room of the antique schoolhouse,
one could see a church just steps away built into the hillside.
Still in Marquette but down the street is Tim's and my favorite spot in the whole Prairie Du Chien/
It's the old
Marquette Hardware store that also now houses antiques too.
And this is why we love it
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
AND I ESPECIALLY LOVE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS!
Think that tree will be in my house next year?
I don't know...
I did NOT buy it. Yet.
to go home
"Hey Good Lookin"
"Whach ya got cookin?"
But alas, it didn't.
cute 80's buffet.
I will always think about you and how I didn't have a pickup truck that weekend and because of that we will never be together.
And this is the awesome daughter of the original owner that continues to make sure this local landmark store stays open,
if not just for old time's sake to honor her dad.
We started to get hungry, (SHOCKING I KNOW), so we drove over into the RiverView Resturant in McGregor.
But it's so charming on the inside, in a riverview/bar/restaurant way.
These cowboy dudes were holding the fort down at a local saloon down the road.
They weren't super friendly when I asked if I could take their picture.
I think the guy on the right was pondering how to smack the camera out of my hands.
We continued to walk the streets of McGregor.
And we stumbled upon this building,
which looked fun and funky on the outside.
past this first room....
but it felt freeeezing cold in the whole entire building.
It WAS kind of creepy.
And it smelled a weird smell.
Tim said the hair was standing up on the back of his neck and something wasn't right.
Tim said we needed to get out of there.
I was having a hard time containing my laughter...this was fun although it was rather freaky deaky plus Tim was totally creeped out.
I finally told Tim we can leave after we follow this "Flea Market 3rd Level" sign that kept showing up in all these back rooms. Tim was not pleased.
So we snaked through all these weird creepy rooms, including this one...
Until we found these stairs that were super steep.
And the faded hand written sign directed you up there,
to the 3rd story
by about this time,
I was getting a little, uh,
But that didn't stop me from making Tim go first.
So we climbed the stairs and entered the Flea Market...
And the "Flea Market" was rather "unorganized" at this point,
but they are hoping to have it up and running soon.
At least it was kind of warm in that attic compared to the rest of the building.
And the large dog kept swinging these swinging doors back and forth, back and forth, staring at me.
I would have taken a picture, but really,
do you think I'm THAT STOOPID??!!
So I took the price tag off the guage and left the correct amount of money with tax on the counter and Tim and I high tailed it out of there, out into the open of the clear blue sky and this cool old laundromat sign.
Did I mention their cookies were fantastic?!!!
The Ringling Brothers used to live in the McGregor area in the late 1800's when they were just starting their circus.
Their tiny house is still located around Pikes Peak area I think.
Well, anyway, we grabbed beverages on a patio, enjoyed the 70 degree day and drove back to Prairie Du Chien to my
OTHER FAVORITE PLACE!
I love this shoe store!!
I know they aren't cheap, because I bought a pair.
Can you say
"so not cheap"?
At least in Angie's Cheap World O Rama,
these weren't cheap.
Oh yeah. About those onion rings.
Did you know that it IS humanly possible to eat onion rings three meals in a row and not have any side effects other than having to unbutton the top button of your pants? Yup, tis true.
Okay, I have a couple recipes to share..hope to get one posted tonight or tomorrow but my website server (is that what it's called?) is having major issues today, so we'll see.
Have a great weekend!!!!
Talk at ya soon!