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We’re a Couple of Misfits

We're a Couple of Misfits

A couple of misfits in the modern world reside on the roadside near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


I Feel The Earth Move

I Feel The Earth Move

 

As the train approached the bridge, I could feel the earth move under my feet.


I Walk the Line

I Walk The Line

A walking trail follows a railroad line along the Fox River in Appleton, WI.


Tranquil

Tranquil

We left the TR3 sniffing flowers in the parking area and enjoyed a leisure walk through the tranquil maze of Butterfly Gardens of WI, located a few miles north of Appleton.


Strength

Strength

A diorama at Green Bay’s Neville Museum shows the strength early man needed to survive.


Quality

Quality

A timeless example of quality family time in Wisconsin.


Plastic

Plastic

We remember the plastics of the ‘50s as frequently cheap and artless.  Not so with these displays.


Motion

Motion

Many of the displays offered simple motion and animation which can’t compete with the  electronic media available to today’s youngsters . . . but we really enjoyed them.


Innocence

Innocence

These innocent looking snow babies drew oohs and aahs from the young children who viewed them through the Prange Department Store windows during the 1960-70s.  The store chain has disappeared, but a large part of their Christmas display has found new life at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, WI . . . much to our delight.


Low Key

We shared the trail with an apparent local who carried a treasured possession in the basket of his three-wheeler.

 


Water

The reservoir water also reflected nearby trees.  We photographed the water with some banking and inverted the image.

 


Dangerous

The Menasha trail heads west where it eventually intersects the Wiouwash trail, the latter so named because it travels through the counties of Winnegago, Outagamie and Waushara.

This innocent looking pond immediately accessible to hikers and bikers on the Wiouwash Trail is actually a very deep reservoir and is posted with danger signs warning any would-be explorers of its precarious banks.

 


Reflections

Reflections of trees just beginning to bud were viewed in the canal which passed under the lift bridge.

 

 


Relaxation

 

A  fishing boat was seen from a lift bridge located on the east end of the trestle bridge.  Closer inspection of the boat revealed a fisherman relaxing with two terriers, all of whom seemed very content as they basked in the early spring warmth.


Lines

The pedestrian bridge measures 1600’ long and utilizes the pilings of an abandoned railroad bridge.

 


Public Space

The Menasha Trestle Trail crossing Little Lake Butte des Morts was dedicatied in 2005 and is the largest pedestrian trail crossing a body of water in Wisconsin.  It contains two fishing platforms, two observation platforms and a pavilion.