Ryan and I paid a visit to New Glarus, Wisconsin while we were in the area visiting family. This small town calls itself a Swiss Historic Village and is full of cute stores, restaurants, and bakeries. Ryan and I wanted to check out the hiking at New Glarus Woods State Park, but first we stopped at Fat Cat Coffee. I love this coffee shop and enjoyed an almond milk latte and one of their savory herb and goat cheese scones.
After coffee, we could not resist walking across the street to Brenda's Blumenladen. The flowers were gorgeous and we spent a lot of time admiring the plants, pots, and garden accessories.
We stopped by the New Glarus Bakery for a couple more sweets before heading for the park.
I can't recall what Ryan ordered, but it looked like a giant, flattened cinnamon roll while I got a rum ball. Both were yummy and I am glad we took the time to stop in.
We decided to hike the Havenridge Trail when we got to the park. The previous days held several thunderstorms so the trail was pretty damp, but the rains made the greenery pop beautifully. The trail had not yet been groomed for the season, so we climbed over a lot of fallen trees and skirted around large areas of mud. We enjoyed the time talking, taking pictures, and looking for wild animals as we traveled the path.
After our hike, we headed back into town to find some food. We have had a pleasant experience at Sugar River Pizza each time we've visited, so we went there and ordered a customized calzone with spinach and mushrooms. We ordered to-go and went to a nearby park in the city in enjoy it.
This day trip was short but sweet. For the past week, I have been enjoying time in my hometown with my family. It's been a mini staycation and has offered me some time to relax before starting physical therapy school next week! Now I must be off- today is my sister's birthday and we have plans for her favorite restaurant, a movie, and chocolate cake! Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!