Sunday, November 14, 2010



Sometimes the weather does cooperate with our tours, but Mother Nature really outdid herself on Sunday, Oct. 17th as 28 T-Bird members met at the Lake Forest Oasis for a tour to Historic Cedarburg, Wis. After a light snack we were on the road arriving in Cedarburg just before noon. A group of 21 hungry T-Birders dexcended on the almost empty Morton's for "LUNCH"; the "appetizer" - in a glass- was enjoyed by almost everyone before lunch was served. The Hasceks and Eisenhours discovered the Anvil Pub & Grille that up until 3 years ago was a working blacksmith shop. Ohters went right to shopping. Annie Luginbill was seen hitting all the bead and craft shops. Gail and Laura Hascek & Mike and Mary Keil purchased tickets for the wine tour and tasting. They discovered the building was built before the Civil War and was a working woolen mill until the 1960's. The introduction of synthetic fabrics and rising costs closed the doors. In the 1970s the building was sold and that is when it became a winery. The thick stone basement walls keep temperatures perfect for storing wine.

Photo caption- The Anvil Pub & Grille- Modern Fare in an olde world setting

After tasting ALL the wines in the store, someone had to back up his SUV to pick up the purchases. The Morton group then descended upon the shops. While the ladies enjoyed the chocolate. coffee, craft, kitchen and antique shops, the men relaxed on the benches along Main Street, solving world problems and enjoying the balmy weather. Cedarburg and Morton's are usually very crowded in the fall. This year we found a minimal amount of people, so we are sure that the businesses appreciated our group's visit.

There were 8 Classic 'Birds, 3 Retro 'Birds, a '46 Ford Street Rod (Balogh's) and 2 other vehicles.

Attendees were: Bill & Jane Balogh, Bert & Jane Eisenhour, Joel Greenberg & Annie Luginbill, Gail Hascek, Laura Hascek & Mike Cielinski, Bob & Helen Hoge, Larry Johnson & Sue L'Hommedieu, Larry & Karen Kelly. Len & Mary Keil. Pete & Marylu Kramer, Dan Mrozek & Judy Butler, Doug & Soon Yee Rogers, Ken Smizinski, Bill & Bonnie Thelen, Len & Irene Vinyard.

By: Mary Keil

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