Plymouth, WI

One of about a dozen murals in downtown Plymouth.
One of about a dozen murals in downtown Plymouth.

After walking around the east side of Plymouth yesterday, today I explored the west side.

After checking out some train graffiti at the old depot, I headed past the cow — of course! — statue on Milwaukee St., then up the hill, past the parochial school to the the Nutt Park ski hill. A couple of guys were doing wind sprints up the run. (Which while I am sure was not easy, sounds more impressive than it is when you realize the run only has a 105 ft. drop.) The bottom of the run is guarded by a row of houses, so it took me awhile to find a way through that would not constitute trespassing. ;-)

I walked past a quality baseball field, which had a memorial to Carl F. Loebe, a local resident who died in Italy during World War II. I crossed the railroad tracks again, passing through a very pleasant City Park, with a bandstand, pool and waterpark. Unlike Arizona, you see where your taxes go in Wisconsin.

I finished my loop walking along the Mullet River, past the youth center and not-yet-icy skate pond, back to the hotel.

One interesting thing I noticed, throughout Plymouth, was curb-side, mailbox-sized, “free library” book exchanges. Oh, and  number of wall murals dedicated to various historic businesses.

Cow statue at the old Sargento Cheese factory in Plymouth.
Cow statue at the old Sargento Cheese factory in Plymouth.

There’s flowers everwhere, both wild and domestic, giving me hope for some good #flowerporn on tomorrow’s Ice Age Trail hike. And, as always, Wisconsin people, especially in small towns, are just plain friendly: They even say hello to strangers. :-)

After showering, I settled in, with 30 minutes to spare, to watch the Celtic Champions League match against Astana. Due to a non-functional hotel wi-fi network, I could not get logged in to Celtic TV until the 70th minute. :evil:

Maybe I should have logged in to the Donald Trump’s Puckered Anus network instead? :lol:

Dinner was at Siebken’s, in Elkhart Lake, with my brother Chris, a retired Sebring champion, and nephew Matt, who is racing a prototype at Road America this weekend.

Distance: 4.31 mi.

AEG: 294 ft.

Time: 1h 23m

Train in Plymouth. Probably tagged elsewhere, as Plymouth is a typically clean & orderly small Wisconsin town.
Train in Plymouth. Probably tagged elsewhere, as Plymouth is a typically clean & orderly small Wisconsin town.

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