You've probably heard about the flooding that has been going on in the Midwest United States, along the Mississippi river. One of the earlier states to experience flooding was Wisconsin and in particular, the Wisconsin Dells tourist area where I visited last week. Lake Delton, a man-made lake, basically broke through a dam and drained right into the Wisconsin River, taking with it the livelihood of a lot of people for the time being.
We took a ride on the Wisconsin Ducks.
These are pretty amazing vehicles used in WW2 that can travel on land or by sea.
The ride we took used to go into Lake Delton. But now all you can see is what remains. There is part of a house on the left. If you saw the footage on television, you might remember that some houses were dragged right into the lake.
Here is a view of the lake from where the Tommy Bartlett Air and Water Show usually takes place. All their water skiing equipment is sitting in mud and most of the seats were empty. They are putting on a variety show to get through this season without the lake. We were only there because our hotel was giving away tickets.
We had a good time on our trip, despite the Dells being a very touristy area. The scenery there is really beautiful. Thank you for all the good wishes!