What started out as a simple adventure to locate two Dodge Travco RV's quickly reputed into chaos with one incredible discovery after another.
Completely by accident, after getting lost in Germantown, WI I was able to find the first Travco. I had actually visited this one a while back, just wanted to check to see if it was still there. It hadn't moved.
I headed out of there and towards the second Travco between Milwaukee and Madison. I seriously had no plans other then to hopefully find this Travco my friend Mark had told me about. This adventure developed into something much bigger.
Following my GPS I ended up driving right past the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, WI. I had heard of this place for a long time and since I had no definitive plans I decided to stop, 20 minutes before they closed. I am glad I did. Lots of fascinating cars and boat engines.
Funniest part of the museum is on the second floor there is an arrow pointing out a small door that says “LOCOMOTIVE”. You walk through this door and out back is the Soo Line 1003 Steam Locomotive being restored. It is just incredible to see a steam locomotive being restored!
The rest of the museum has a smattering of cool old cars from almost every era.
Parting is such sweet sorrow, but I still needed to get to the Travco. Winding my way through the back roads of Wisconsin I came upon the town where the Motor home is suppose to be. I begin just driving around, looking around. Finding some cool non-Travco cars sitting out.
And some things you don't expect....
The day was nearly complete. I had seen everything from 30's Dodge truck to a Steam Locomotive. I thought my day of surprises must be nearing the end.... but I was so very wrong. The finds of the day were just to come. Sometimes getting lost ends up being the best result....
Part Two later this week.....