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LaCrosse is Cool

Over the weekend we participated in a Hilden family extravaganza in LaCrosse, WI. The festivities were bookended by a train trip. That's right, we took a train to Wisconsin. People still take trains, you know. Lots of people. The train was actually pretty packed on our way there. There was a big youth group going to Chicago and a large boy scout trip going who knows where. We chose not to sit by them though because they were all pre-pubescent boys who didn't know how to use deodorant yet. But we agreed that by train is a fantastic way to travel.

It was fun hanging out with family that we usually only see about once a year. One of the big family activites was mini golf and let me tell you, it was quite the competition. There were categories and prizes (made by the ever creative Chloe) to keep the game interesting.

The weekend also included a Mississippi River bruch on a paddle boat!

LaCrosse has a fantastic little old fashioned ice cream shop called Pearls. Their malted milk ball ice cream was delicious!

LaCrosse is a beautiful little river town. Hopefully this is become an annual event! The only thing that would have made it better is if Justin and Autumn could have been there. We miss you guys!


Justin said...

Thank you so much for posting pictures of this - I was wondering what it looked like. That picture of my mom is priceless!! Wish we could have been there - we miss you guys too.

Shelly said...

yummm, I want some of that malted milk ball ice cream!

Jweaver said...

What a fun time! I haven't taken a train in a while.. but I think the last time was with you!

mrs boo radley said...

My husband and I LOVE the train!

And, I was born in La Crosse. :)

Autumn Hilden said...

it was actually kind of torture not being there. we kept wondering what everyone was doing. but is nice to know that we were being thought of. looks like it was a fun weekend!