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Fall Color in Wisconsin Dells

I've learned over the past years that there's no place like home during Fall.  Wisconsin puts on a color show and the cooler weather tends to make me want to be outside hiking.  Last weekend, my son Omar and I drove to Wisconsin Dells for just an overnight. You can actually see a lot even in a short weekend.  We visited three beautiful places: Devil's Lake State Park ($28 for annual park pass that lasts until December 21), Dells Boat Ride on the Upper River ($64 for 2 tickets), and Mirror Lake State Park. The total cost was under $100.

The most difficult part to Devil's Lake State Park was waiting 40 minutes in line to get a state park pass.  If I'd already purchased one, we could have parked immediately. The concession stand was still open for food, shopping, and drinks.  Omar had fries and chicken strips and I got a cheeseburger, in spite of it being just 10 AM. We'd been up early so it seemed like it should be lunchtime.  This is a non-profit business and o…

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