We were going to hang tight here at the park this week end, then I got a comment from Judy. She told me about a couple of different things we might want to check out, so off we went.
The first was the Baraboo Candy Company, home of the original Cow Pies. So, of course we had to go there to see what they were all about. They are actually turtles that are made out of Pecans, Carmel, and chocolate. But, these turtles are as big around as your hand, and they are delicious. After browsing around in there for a while, we decided on a few other kinds. We bought a peanut butter bowl, and orange, strawberry, mint and peanut butter meltaways. Then as fast as he could, Don got me out of that place. If you would like to see what all they have here is their address: www.baraboocandy.com .
Next we took Judy’s advise and went to the International Crane Foundation. Their address is: www.savingcranes.org . We were greeted by 2 ladies that had their hands full. I guess all the tourists in the area had the same idea, so the place was packed. Most of the people were there for the guided tour, but we were just going to take the self guided tour, and we are glad we did. The crowd was so large and noisy, that we wouldn’t have been able to hear them anyway. We were able to stay far enough ahead of them not to be in their way, nor them in ours.
It was very interesting, but a lot of the cranes on display would not come out. I don’t know if it was feeding time or just too cold for them, but we did get to see quite a few of them, and it was well worth the money. We also know the money is going for a very good cause.
I wish the pictures could be better, but with them in the fence and me outside, this is the best I could do. I did get a video, but haven’t mastered the technique of adding that to the site yet. I will have to check Rick’s book and see if I can figure it out.
I wanted very badly to see the Sandhill Cranes out in the wild, but we didn’t. We met a very nice couple at the Foundation from WI. They said that there are hundreds of them here and sometimes they stop traffic. I would love to see that, and maybe we will before we leave here.
Again, thanks Judy for the suggestions. Hope to maybe return the favor one day.
Going to get off of here and throw something together for supper. We have both had so much candy today that we are on sugar highs. You only go around once so, you might as well enjoy the trip… :)
Stay safe and I hope you all are having a great week end. This place sure did fill up….