Wisconsin Cows…

¬†¬†Sometimes 5star images including the one below come from overlooked places. When we do our annual visit to northern Wisconsin to see the in-laws my brother-in-law takes us on a leisurely trip into the hinterland. On one of those recent trips we came across a herd of dairy cows and stopped to say hello. Since Wisconsin is known as the “Dairy State” this scene is somewhat common. ¬†I enjoyed our “up close and personal” visit to my dairy producing friends and I kind of think this picture is well deserved of its 5star Status Continue reading Wisconsin Cows…

Something About Domes…

I don’t think I am the only one but I am one who is fascinated by capital dome art. Almost every State capital has a dome on its top. This one came from the Capital of Wisconsin in Madison. ¬†I wonder how many hours were spent by someone in a ¬†Micheal Angelo position painting these guys. One of my long-term projects over at InSearchOfAmerica is to do a catalog of all the capitals we have visited. Continue reading Something About Domes…

Cows, Cheese, Brats &….

Northern Wisconsin – Cows Of course farming and dairy are very much a part of the heart of America. What State do you think of when you see cows? ¬†Usually, except for my west coast friends, it is Wisconsin. My wife was born there so we return often. She recently got a refrigerator magnet there that proclaimed that Wisconsin is Cows, Cheese, Brats, & Beer. That isn’t very far off the mark for how I see it… Continue reading Cows, Cheese, Brats &….

Pay and Benefit Cuts (not for us)….

I just read an article about the governor of Wisconsin. He is going all out to bust the teachers and workers unions and it looks like, through a¬†technicality¬†he has done it. ¬†It seems just too ironic to find that they did this by declaring that it had nothing to do with money when that was the reason he said he wanted to do it in the first place! ¬†The main point in his arguments were that state employees and teachers must take some pay and benefit cuts in order for the state to meet its budget. The teachers and state … Continue reading Pay and Benefit Cuts (not for us)….