As well as Colleen from http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/ So we had a wonderful time with meeting up with both of them and getting a good tour around the missions and Riverwalk area of San Antonio.....
Here is the blog post I wrote about our visit there at San Antonia, TX and meeting Sue face to face for the first time in 2013:
and Susan's blog of that day too:
Fast forward now to 2014, and lo and behold Sue and Bob are heading up to our neck of the woods!
Of course we had to get together... as they neared Wisconsin, we waited to find out which day they would be around for a visit. Sure nuff, we were able to get together for an evening. They had put in a full day of walking in Madison, sightseeing in Watertown and then drove all the way up to Chilton to visit us! They were camping in a central location in Beaver Dam to hit all three things in one day, like a big triangle.
We got hugs all around and gave them a little tour of our house, and then we all walked down to the little local deli a few blocks away called Hildi's Deli and Bakery in Chilton WI
It is a wonderful deli and bakery right in the heart of Chilton on Main Street.
We were waited on by none other than Hilde herself!
It's all smiles and kind words and generous offerings in her quaint shop.
We love coming here with the amazing array of items for sale...
both in the prepared foods, or deli items, and even spices and canned preserves and bakery.
She has some micro brew beers, and even some specialized soda's
called Sprechers brewed right here in Wisconsin.
link: sprecher brewery
Everything smells so good as you wander in the door,
and tonight's special was Chicken Pot Pie!
Both Steve and I relish the nights that Hilde makes her pot pies,
and she posts on Facebook when they are ready. LOL...
It's usually on Thursday nights, so we suggested to Sue and Bob that we could try them out.
Sue wanted to try one, and Bob decided on the great looking Chicken Dinner.
Yummmmm they are rich and creamy and tasty...
nothing in any freezer case can compare to this!
But, last year before we left on vacation, we had Hilde bake and freeze up a stack of them JUST FOR US to put in the freezer of the motorhome. Then while we were travelling about the country, we didn't miss our Thursday Night Chicken Pot Pie from Hilde's! Just popped them in the oven and ready to enjoy in the comfort of our motorhome.
Hilde's place has little seats around the deli area, and an extra dining alcove off to one side for meetings and banquets. We commandeered a table and begged them to take the obligatory photo of us eating.... it's what RVers must have of their visits together. Haha
We gabbed and gabbed
They came to clear our dishes but said we could sit and relax until 8pm closing time. Of course we HAD to go back and select from the bakery items for our desserts.... Steve and I chose cannolis, and Sue and Bob shared a peanut square (mocha bar) and a big M&M cookie! The large ring in the center of the photo is a "Kringle" breakfast pastry that they are taking back to their camper for the next day or two or three.... and the cluster of rolls on the bottom left are three croissant danish with caramel icing, my absolute favorite!
I swear Hilde planned on me buying the caramel croissants,
they were already packaged up in the container
and waiting for me to come in and get them! LOL
We walked back to the house with full bellies, and sat our in our front porch for a while. The dogs brought all their toys to play with and made our guests play "fetch" with them. They demand equal time to visit too, as this was the exciting part of their day to have company.
Too soon it was time to say good bye and let them head on back 60 miles to Beaver Dam to their fifth-wheel trailer which is their full time home. They travel with two kitties that I am sure were missing them by the time they got back to their place. We waited to see a post that they arrived in Beaver Dam safe and sound.
Thanks for the great visit Sue and Bob!
Their next few stops are further north in Wisconsin, then to Iron River, MI (MY hometown) as Bob's dad was born there. I told them to stay at the Iron River RV Park and when they need free wifi for the computers to head on up to the library and see my sister, Linda Andersen! From there, they plan on taking in the fall colors and some waterfalls and scenery.... Enjoy it before the snow falls!
Last week I spent an overnight caring for some of the grandtots. In the morning Jameson came over to join us at Chelsea and Clayton's house, so we got in a good snuggle before I had to haul them to the daycare and to school.
Next week I will be back up there for a few more days to help out again, and looking forward to getting in more Grandmuddah Hugs!