The closest I’ve ever come to Wisconsin is Laverne & Shirley.

Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, Bethany Wise of Kenosha took a shine to my trip and invited me up to see the sights. She met me on her motorcycle at the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL and we rode to her hometown via Sheradin Road—my favorite ride so far, believe it or not. Lots of charming postcard villages, cute kids walking dogs, and a group of elderly bicyclists could have made a movie backdrop for what’s called “simpler times.”

If it weren’t for the winters, I’d move to Kenosha! Fabulous people and a community that embraces the arts. I did more in 12 hours there than I’ve done in a week visiting other places!  I’ll work with Andy Ciordia to make a new video with highlights from this visit—so much to work from!

Thanks to Kenosha residents for pitching in $160 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. YOU ROCK!

Departed 7/2 for La Crosse.