Mac and I spent a little time in the city of Montello, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Marquette County and the home of Sky Lodge. I have the privilege of speaking at their Family Camp this year. The camp is great! Mac said to me just a moment ago: “I love it here” and “I wish we didn’t have to leave in a few days.” Always a good sign. More on that later.
Montello is a neat little city. We found a very unique lake with a stunning sky:
We found a rickety yet inviting bridge:
The bridge held well and offered a fine view of the Fox River.
Then we found a cool alley with a curiously lofty door:
It won’t be long before he has to reach down to this doorknob. They grow up so fast…
… but not too fast. We found a really, really cool store called B&B’s Country Store:
Behold the innards of this magical place in a magical town:
Candy! By the pound!
They also sell many a flavor of this Iced Cream that everyone is talking about:
Then we walked around the town of Montello. Here, right at the center, is a superb example of American History well memorialized while still fully alive:
Remarkably clear water. Remarkably hungry fish. Angler pals: what kind are these?
EAT, FISH! EAT CANDY!
Montello even has a neat little theater. Would that we could, Mac and I would catch BFG at 7pm tonight. I kinda have somewhere to be, though…
On the way back to camp, we found a vintage Pepsi machine. Very cool! How long has it been since they’ve used the sky blue paint color scheme? As I look at this now, I’m not sure if it’s that they were selling pop or exposing a thief Pepsi machine to public humiliation, you know, as an example to the other vending machines to behave? I might be overthinking it…
All in all, a fun and fine time in beautiful Montello!