Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday fun in the hot, hot shade

Zack recently celebrated his 8th birthday. 

For his birthday he wanted to get a Captain America Cherry Coolatta and to play miniature golf.  So on Sunday we headed up to the closest Dunkin' Donuts, in Wisconsin Dells.  It was a hot, hot day and we only hoped we wouldn't melt in the sun playing golf.  The Dells were packed, lots of people at the numerous water parks and heavy traffic on the roads.  We headed towards the mini golf businesses and remembered that Timber Falls was in the trees along the river.  Perfect, there was a breeze and most of the course was in the shade.  It was still hot, heat index in the 100s, but we survived 18 holes.

We headed to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts, this one was inside a gas station.  They had poor advertising and we needed to ask if they had the Cherry Coolatta.  Zack enjoyed it, I tried it.  It was sweet, tart, very flavorful and very red.
Zack with red teeth and tongue

On the way home we stopped at Devil's Lake State Park to pick up a special geocaching packet for the park's centennial celebration.  It was too hot to try any finds that day.  We also stopped by a War Memorial along the highway by Sauk City.  Chad wants a tank now.