Yesterday we had to return home from our little weekend get-away.
I know that my friend Carol, from Old Glory Cottage, is feeling a little sad and dare I say even a little envious that I have gotten to move to Wisconsin. She also has ties and roots up here and wishes she could live here too!
Well, Carol, we decided to take an alternate route home so I could take some pictures JUST for you! Hope you can pretend you were right there with us!!
I confess. I MISSED the "Phillips" city sign, so instead of making Fisherhubby turn around, I took this.
You know who you're dealing with here, don't you???
I loved the blue water tower hovering over the little town.
I was soooo excited that a logging truck passed by just as I snapped this shot - - - logging is a BIG deal in them thar parts!
Fortunately, we needed a fill-up about then, so while Fisherhubby pumped the gas, I snapped a photo that wasn't through the windshield of a moving car!
Ice fishing is alive and well on the lake that flows through town!
What a cute little Feed Mill turned specialty shoppes!!! I moseyed over to browse the antiques.
I only bought one small $2 book, but look what I SAW, Kristin!!!
A little kissing Dutch boy and girl. The manufacturer of THESE didn't want anyone to mess with the pose - - - they are frozen into a life long passionate kiss!
Now Carol, you've been HOLDING OUT ON US!!! At least I can't find a post about this fascinating place over on your blog - - - I went and searched.
I don't believe you've ever told us that Phillips is the proud home of:
Wisconsin Concrete Park!!! What a hoot!!!
Had it not been cold and snowy, I may have gotten out of the car to do more investigating. As it was, I just shot a few pix through the window.
Every "larger than life" item in the park is made of concrete with colorful glass embedded for details and decoration.
It looked like there were acres and acres of this stuff!
I think it needs to be featured on some "extreme yard ornament" show! Perhaps it has been.
Well, that does it for my Phillips tour. So glad you all came along for the ride.