weekend review: quarter century party

On Friday morning, we packed up the car and drove to meet our friends in Baraboo, WI. We all turned 25 this year and wanted to get together to celebrate! So we rented a quaint & quirky cottage at the WilloWood Inn and set off to make some memories.


Friday afternoon we grabbed lunch at the Broadway Diner then headed over to explore Pewit’s Nest, a natural gorge with a few small waterfalls.



We waded around and skipped rocks at Pewit’s Nest since it was a bit too chilly and breezy to swim.

Friday evening we took a very neat but tiring kayak tour of Devil’s Lake. Sadly no pictures were taken because we were afraid of our phones/cameras taking a dunk! Ryan actually did end up tipping his boat right before the tour began.

However, the boys did end up conquering the 3 mile lake trip in single kayaks, while E and I weaved around in our double. We definitely paddled much more than the guys since we couldn’t keep the darn boat straight – I’d say we went about 5 miles. Ha!

After kayaking we dragged ourself back to the cottage to make dinner and play a quick game of Ticket to Ride before hittin’ the hay.

Saturday morning E and I snuck off to Spa Serenity for some girl time while the boys slept in and relaxed. Our massages were pure magic especially for all the sore muscles thanks to kayaking.

Saturday afternoon we drove to the Wisconsin Dells, visited an old-time candy store, wandered through Witches Gulch, played frisbee at Mirror Lake, and had dinner at Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty.



Saturday evening we got decked out in glow-sticks and went dancing at The Reef at Marley’s, a night club.


Sunday morning we cleaned up the cottage, checked out, and went back to Pewit’s Nest for a quick, chilly dip in the waterfall. From there we headed over to Devil’s Lake to swim some more, sunbathe, and have a picnic lunch. Finally, late that Saturday afternoon we hugged goodbye and went our separate ways.

It was a very fun + relaxing weekend and very nice to be with old friend again.

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

5 thoughts on “weekend review: quarter century party

    • It was really great and relatively inexpensive (depending on what you do) since you’re all splitting costs. :) But yes, do it one day – even if it’s just a little trip – great memories!

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