Hernando, Florida to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1,360 Miles
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, July 9th – End
On July 9th, Day 22 of my trip, 3 full weeks on the road since leaving Florida, I finally crossed the state line into Wisconsin.
Some road trip statistics:
10 State & National Parks
4 Historic Homes
3 Civil War Battlefields
2 Native American Sites
1 World Famous Aquarium
Sheboygan, a small city of ~50,000 people right on Lake Michigan, was my home for a little over 4 months while I worked on the first project of my archaeological career. At first I was apprehensive, but I came to really enjoy my time there. I made some great friends, learned a lot, & generally had a fantastic adventure. Sheboygan is a really pretty town, & I explored all of it on foot. There were days when I walked several miles, just seeing what was around the next corner or over the next hill. I discovered weird public art, found Bigfoot, & read all the graffiti on the lighthouse (spoiler: there’s a lot!). They also have the most incredible library – whenever I got tired of my hotel room I would just go there & hang out like it was my living room. Ever since I left I get automated text messages about how much the library misses me & I’m always like “I miss you too!” 😥 In September I made it up to Manitowoc for Sputnikfest, the Rahr-West Art Museum that sponsors it is wonderful & has a great collection of Soviet propaganda (among many other things). My trip up to Door County in October was stunning, the gales of November brought snow & ice, then just when it was getting to where I really didn’t want to be that cold anymore it was time to close things down for the winter & head back home to Florida. Overall I loved my time in Wisconsin & I look forward to getting back there someday!