Monday, November 14, 2011

Day Trip To Cedarburg Wisconsin

The annual day trip to Cedarburg was welcomed by many enthusiastic members on a bright and sunny Sunday, October 16th. The flight of five classics, four retro 'Birds and five stragglers was a sight to behold as we found our way to this historic and charming town. Many of the ornate limestone and brick buildings that line the main street remind one of the community's bygone days, as many of the structures were built back in the 19th century and are still standing virtually unscathed.

Our first order of business was our group picture as we numbered 28. With that out of the way, we walked a few short blocks to Morton's tavern that boasts the finest Wisconsin tradition of big portions and the nirvana of drinks- the almighty Bloody Mary-- alleluia. After a round, we all ordered a variety of food selections including burgers, brats, and the famous four cheese baked onion soup-- so thick that one is given scissors to cut through the cheeses!

After good drinks, good food and conversations with long time friends, we welcomed our latest member, Debbie Powless to the fold. After awhile, we managed to find ourselves walking through the heart of town, stopping at an occasional shop here and there. The candy store seemed to be the most popular, with a variety of candy apples lining the front windows, the likes of which none of us have ever seen. We were really kids in a candy store! The seasonal decorations along the streets were awesome with pumpkins, fall wreaths, gourds and the smell of all things fall. What a beautiful day, as we visited the historic winery building, which is in the Cedar Creek Settlement area, complete with wine tasting, shops which housed crafts, art galleries and antiques. Everyone just wandered around on the own for a while, and at a predetermined time, we met up again to caravan home. On the way , some of us stopped at the Mars Cheese Castle, which is really a castle, to stock our larders with their famous cheese bread, cheeses and other foods!

We had a great day and we were proud to keep up the CTCC tradition of a day in Cedarburg!

Marylu and Pete Kramer- Tour Leaders.

Attendees: Bill & Elaine Axelson, Pete & Lisa Ekstrom, Joel Greenberg, Len & Mary Keil, Larry & Karen Kelly, Pete & Marylu Kramer, Bud & Cindy Krysak, Jerry & Pat Peterson, Debbie Powless, Doug Rogers, Lloyd & Joan Schelin, Ken Smizinski, Bill & Bonnie Thelen, Bob & Sue Wenderski and Bill & Liz Werth.

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