We wanted to get to Parfrey's Glen ever since we heard about it being the first state natural area, so we started our day there.
Merrell hiking boots with great ankle support for crossing streams and walking on rocky trails.
Here are some other photos I took along the trail.
It was time for lunch by the time we left Parfrey's Glen, so we drove into town to The Cheeze Factory Restaurant, which generously invited us to eat there. More on that in a separate post to come soon!
After lunch, we drove around downtown Wisconsin Dells and got out to walk a little bit too. Craig and I both have always wanted to check out Ishnala's grounds, so we crossed that off our to do list too! It's a famous and favorite supper club in Wisconsin.
Then I got some shopping in at the outlets, but since I am being minimalistic about purchases lately, I didn't buy a thing.
Our last stop in a jam-packed day included a short hike at Mirror Lake State Park. Gotta take advantage of that state parks sticker we purchased!
We randomly drove by this sign and gate, which turned out to be a place I am now obsessed with visiting and hopefully can stay at overnight some day (it's $300 a night with a two night stay minimum). I love local boy, Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and the Seth Peterson cottage on Mirror Lake is a place I had never heard of before yesterday.What a great day! We're relaxing a little more today and it's great to have three more days off of work!