Mike has some more photos and thoughts he wanted to share, we were happy to oblige.
Big signs and big resorts. You can just see this
establishment's waterpark - they would not let me ride, though.
“Being a Wisconsin resident I felt it was my duty to visit the Dells. I was not sure what to expect. What I found was a giant tourist trap/playground. There are tons of shops, chain restaurants and hotels – plenty of ways to separate you from your money. But as I knew from TV commercials, the big draw in the Dells are the waterparks. I tried to go down one of the inter-tube rides (indoor of course, since it was March and the snow was neck deep), but they did not let me because I did not meet the height requirement. There was also some risk that I might not be able to swim, since I was traveling without my arms. Whatever, I went, I saw, I had an Orange Julius.”
Me, entrance gate E and the steps up to the Green Monster.
“I have always been a sports fan. Form my various vantage points around property I have witnessed numerous games of roofball, Wells Fargo and finger-fencing. All are staples in the Manito-wish sporting culture. I am, however, a bit of a traditionalist. I enjoy the classics as well, those of bocce ball, Tiddlywinks and baseball.
Baseball - America’s past-time, America’s game. Now, I am not sure I would go so far as to classify any one activity or leisure pursuit as ‘America’s.’ We are a land of many different stripes (or plaids as I prefer). Though, I cannot dispute that we have a long-standing history with baseball.
To understand the passion and mania that can consume fans of the diamond, I went to one of baseball’s Meccas, Fenway Park in Boston. It is neatly tucked into a neighborhood right off the Mass-pike. As you approach, you have no idea that you are anywhere near a ballpark. Unlike the modern stadiums with their acres of parking lots and blacktop, I discovered that Fenway is hidden amongst the urban landscape. I liked that. I poked around and saw the Green Monster, the odd shape of the outfield and all the popcorn vendors counting their money. It had a different and historic feel, for sure. For this sports fan, it was a good visit.”