Friday, August 28, 2009

June 24 - Cranes
Back up to Grand Rapids racing to get out before some weather came in. Heading for Baraboo, WI we experienced our first weather delay of only about an hour while we waited for a few clouds to pass at our fueling stop.

We arrived in Baraboo with no incidents and hustled off for a visit to the International Crane Foundation to hear about their important work in helping to preserve this very unique family of birds. Their collection of birds is wonderful, one Grey-crowned Crane particularly stunning in its mating dance preformed with John (the pilot) the focus of its attentions.

Not far was our wonderful B and B for the next two nights. The inn was grandly luxurious and all for our group only. The inn keepers were attentive to our needs and gracious hosts at an evening wine tasting which included some local wines which were surprisingly good. We ventured into the old part of Baraboo for a great dinner at Baraboo's best cafe.

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