Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wisconsin Flooding Forces a Different Route

It seems our plans for staying in Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi have changed, our site is under several feet of water and will be uninhabitable for the next couple of weeks.

That being the case, we have come up with an alternate route to attend our next four Events without having to stop by Prairie at all!

We all know this building!
We will Stay in Dodgeville for a couple of weeks then swing down to Woodford for Bloody Lake, then head Northeast to Horicon for Living History Days the next week and on to Black River Falls for Lost Falls Rendezvous the following week.

We then top it all off by heading to Cannon Falls the following week for the Cannon River Rendezvous, then a welcome week or so down before Prairie du Chien Rendezvous on Father's Day weekend.

Villa Louis still high and dry
The Stockade as water rises
Whew! What a schedule! But at least we are back into the swing of things, and not having a "Homebase" to report back to  is actually working for us, this way we have our home wherever we are and don't have to make special trips just to maintain a house.

I thought you might like to see the current flood pictures of Prairie Villa, site of the Prairie du Chien Rendezvous. Nothing unusual about this site flooding from year to year, but this year is the worst in quite a while, even worse than last Falls flooding.

The stockade at present crest
We are still holed up just out of Galesburg, Illinois and will leave tomorrow for Dodgeville, WI staying at a great little campground we have visited before in our wanderings.

It's supposed to get down below freezing tonight here and even colder up North, the campground at Dodgeville reported they have a few inches of snow to melt off, so we are in no hurry!

The road leading to the Rendezvous site
WE hope everyone is safe and warm, hope to see you all soon!

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