Mar 2, 2021

Scenes from Ruby Falls, Chattanooga, Tenn.

If someone ever decides to research the types of tourist attractions most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, I’d have to believe the classic cave tour would be near the top of the list.  By their very nature, they’re crowded and cramped.  But I’ve loved them since I was a kid.  Punky?  Not so much. But she good naturedly agreed to one as part of our last family summer road trip.  The stopover was in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The tour was Ruby Falls.  The falls – inside the cave – were worth the trip.  

A commoner dines at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, Monroe, Wis.

I wasn’t sure a place existed that could be the perfect representation of Wisconsin life, but then I traveled through Monroe, Wis., one week...