To kill time we headed into Fon du Lac for breakfast. Although we had our borrowed Garmin GPS, I called my personal Google guru, Cheryl, and within moments she recommended Schreiner’s Restaurant. Now check the spelling, this was not a restaurant run by old men in funny hats and go-carts. Cheryl informed us that it had been open since 1938 and that the quiche of the day was asparagus. It just so happened that we were literally passing by as she suggested it. It was a blast from the past with waitresses in aprons and little kerchiefs on their heads and cooks in the back with paper boat hats. The food was great. We had the asparagus quiche, muffins and split a Belgian waffle. With full bellies, we left in search of some extended mirrors for the Jeep and a few other supplies. Once stocked, we headed back and browsed the camper parts while we waited for them to finish up. It cost me just under $100, which I thought was reasonable for a morning rush job and for peace of mind. Granted, I could have done it in a couple hours in the driveway for just a few bucks, but said driveway was 900 miles away. So, we hitched up and took off, pausing along the first 50 miles or so to snap a few shots of great barns, the likes of which have gone the way of the Dodo in Oklahoma, or should I say tornado, that is if we ever had barns like that. After pulling over for the first few, Adam started just snapping shots on the fly out the window, a surprising number of which actually survived.
We got on the interstate and cruised at about 65 most of the way home, stopping only to refuel the Jeep and our bellies, and once to pick up about $50 worth of cheese and souvenirs at Shultz’s Cheese Haus. Let me tell you, these guys make great cheese; we tasted about a dozen different varieties and settled for a half pound of 2 year aged cheddar, 10 year aged cheddar, apple jack (a blend of swiss, cheddar and jack), garlic brick, and even one called chicken soup, that tasted like, well you probably guessed it.
Trailer—$900+ Bearing Repack—$100, bringing our tally to $1,000.
Until next time dear readers, shasta la vista...