Pictures From October 2018 - It's All About Having Fun!!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday 8-28 The House on the Rock



We woke up with the temperature in the 50s, it felt great. Today the high temperature was in the 70s. We had a great day of sunshine and wind.

We started the day off by say good-bye to Muscoda City Park. We drove about 30 miles to The House on the Rock, it's a quirky tourist attraction. This was our third time visiting here and each time we see things that we either missed or forgot we had seen. There are three self-guided tours but you don't have to do all three. We always do all three that way we see everything. The brochure says to give yourself three and a half hours to cover the whole thing. The first tour takes you through an Asian garden, Alex Jordon Center, gate house, the original house and infinity room. The Alex Jordon Center tells you the history of the House on the Rock and it's owner Alex Jordon. The infinity room looks over the mountainside and gives beautiful views of the area. The second tour takes you through the mill house, streets of yesterday, heritage of the sea, tribute to Nostolgia, music of yesterday, spirit of aviation and the huge carousel room. The third tour takes you through the organ room, inspiration room, doll house room, circus room, doll carousel building and the Japanese garden. As you walk through each tour there are a lot of amazing exhibits, there is so much to see that you will miss many things. There were musical displays throughout the house. They give you four tokens per person to play the musical displays. If you run out of tokens there are machines where you can buy more. The whole house was full of things that Alex Jordon collected. He designed the house as a tourist attraction. The tours take you through rooms with gun collections, dolls, doll houses, organs, ships, carousels and many more items. You walked through city streets, different circus displays, knights fighting with dragons, items from England and other places around the world. There is a giant carousel in the middle of the house, it is the largest carousel in the world . Some interesting facts about the carousel are it has 269 different carousel animals, 182 chandeliers, and is lit with over 20,000 lights. It’s amazing to watch it going around and there so much to see on it. As we were leaving we walked through the gift shop and bought some fudge. The fudge is made fresh every day on location. It took us a bit over three hours to complete the tours. We got there when it opened and had the place almost to ourselves, I have no idea how long it would take if the place was busy. We had a great time.


Entrance to House on the Rock

One of the giant pots that are located throughout the facility

A hugh whale sculpture located in the heritage of the sea

Testing yourself, the machine said I was out of control

One of the musical instrument display that plays when you insert a token

The giant carousel

One of the organs in the organ room

One of the circuses in the circus room

Fudge from the gift shop 

After completing the tours we went back to the Minnie and had lunch. Then we headed 90 miles miles down the road to Juneau Wisconsin. We camped at the city park called Wild Goose Park. It's a beautiful park with restrooms and showers, soccerfields, playground, a community garden and a walking trail that takes you to town and around the park. The RV sites have no power or water, we don't need either, the temperature was perfect. You park your RV on the grass and it cost $10 per night. We walked the trail to town and walked around the park. As we walked we went by the community garden, it was very nice. From our RV we were able to watch the local high school play a soccer game. I don't know much about the sport.


Welcome sign for Wild Goose Park

 
Camping at Wild Goose Park in Juneau

The playground at Wild Goose Park

Kids having fun playing soccer

One of the community gardens with flowers and vegetables



  


No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to hear friendly comments on anything at all. Ruth