Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Glarus, Wisconsin... is a nice enough town.



But if you've been homesick for the U.S. and are on a road trip through the heartland, this is not the place to come. We turned off the highway to get a glimpse of "little Switzerland", parked the truck and couldn't believe our eyes. This place really is Switzerland, and as little as it gets!



After about thirty minutes, we began to wonder what we were doing visiting a place that looks exactly like home...with polymer clay cows to boot! It is a sweet place to go if you're hankering to see the land of William Tell but don't want to bother with a seven hour time difference. But we were looking for something more along the lines of Bruce Springsteen, and William was not it.



Good-bye for now dear Schweiz...

8 comments:

Pam said...

Just a small reminder of where you came from, Allison. It does look interesting, America is a melting pot of almost every culture.

Onward with a smile, mile after mile...
Blessings

Allison said...

Indeed, you are right, Pam.

Hugs your way today.

Naturedigital said...

They new you were going and that was specially designed for you...
To make you feel at home...
Costas

Southern Lady said...

How funny!! That reminds me of going to Europe and being fed American food. I know that the hotels were trying to make us feel at home, but I didn't want to feel at home...I had traveled way too far for that. Carla

Out on the prairie said...

The Swiss sent an envoy to settle this land and get ready for people the government was sending over for a better life.That whole area around the Mississippi River is deemed Little Switzerland because of the landscape, even in Iowa, but that area actually had the Swiss residents.On the Iowa side they call themselves Iowegians.

teca said...

Ah... despite that you were in another country, should be a delicious sensation of appearing to be at home... don't you think?

What beautiful pictures! What beautiful place!

Kisses with love.

Diane AZ said...

The Little Switzerland looks adorable! I might like to check out New Glarus next time we visit my in-laws in southern Wisconsin. Love the decorated cow. :)

Evi said...

Oh... un petit morceau de patrie. N'aurais-tu pas acheté un morceau de gruyère ? Ce que tu as écrit m'a fait rire :D:D
Je crois que ce genre d'histoire arrive à chacun qui voyage à l'étranger, mais la tienne est encore plus bizarre.