Our 2nd Anniversary

Hayden and Apryl at Pikes Peak

Last week, Apryl and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary by visiting the Upper Mississippi River in the small town (pop. 871) of McGregor, Iowa. McGregor and the even smaller town of Marquette are located right across the Mississippi River from Wisconsin’s second oldest city, Prairie du Chien. Throughout the weekend, we split our time among these border towns.

Unlike the drive for our last anniversary trip, which took over ten hours, this one took just over four hours. On the way, we stopped over in the Troll Capital of the World, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, because we saw a billboard with a name of a restaurant—the Grumpy Troll—that mimicked the name of our cabin in Iowa—Grumpsters Log Cabins. We took the similarity in name as a sign and took the exit. While our lunch was merely okay (afterwards, we heard the locals talking about the real place to go), it was still worth the trip to visit the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum. Sure, there were a few troll statues around town, but it was the real oddity of a mustard homage that sparked our interest. Below are a few photos from the museum:

Mustard Museum Sign

Mustard Museum Display

Mustard Museum Vending Machine

(The world’s only mustard vending machine!)

After leaving Mount Horeb, we got back on the road and made our way to the Wisconsin/Iowa border.

(to be continued…)

One Response to “Our 2nd Anniversary”

  1. jennifer f says:

    that vending machine looks like something that apryl and i might find during odd hours at kroger.

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