We loaded up the motorhome and headed on out for a few quiet days during the middle of the week. We pointed our nose down towards the southeast part of Wisconsin.
There are beautiful twisty two-lane roads going down throughout the Kettle Moraine into the northern end of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. We decided on spending a few days at Mauthe Lake.
For those who don't know, kettles and moraines refer to topography left over from the glacier.
When the ice melted, this material was deposited, in some instances, across glacier-formed valleys. Some "kettles" were formed this way. The Kettle Moraine is an area of varied topography — parallel, steep-sided ridges, conical hills and flat outwash plains, mostly composed of sand and gravel.
A moraine is material left behind by a moving glacier. This material is usually soil and rock. Just as rivers carry along all sorts of debris and silt that eventually builds up to form deltas, glaciers transport all sorts of dirt and boulders that build up to form moraines.
While we were sitting at the campsite, Steve spotted another deal on his favorite Facebook Marketplace. This time it was a couple sets of portable 100 watt solar panels, still brand new in the boxes! The guy selling them was only a short distance away from Steve's brother Pete. We checked with Pete and he was able to go over there and snap them up for us.
On the way home Friday we stopped at his house to pay him and picked them up. So this will be another new project to play around with. More on that in the next blog!