Troy and I took off Sunday afternoon on a short car adventure to see some water falls with the spring melt.  We left at 11 am so did not want to do an hour plus trip up to Hurley and Ironwood area.  Instead we picked two water falls in the Mercer area 40 minutes from the resort.  

We stopped on the way in Manitowish at a friends convince store.  The Hogan family owns and operates a wonderful store in Manitowish.  They sell gas, groceries, small restaurant, and a well known meat market all in one place.  And if that is not enough they have a Fischer Price Toy collection that is amazing to see.  Their son Liam tore up the pool with Grant at the state swim meet this last year.  If you stop by the store be sure to say hi to Liam and the rest of the Hogan Family who all work at the store


Here is their small restaurant area.  I hear it is the local coffee hang out in the morning.  There are some mean games of cribbage played on these tables.  


Here is their sandwich menu.  The Lakeland Swim Team loves the sandwiches and took some with them to power them through the state swim meet


They are all made out of the Hogan Meat Deli



They are known for their spectacular bacon


Yummy brats


And amazing rib eyes


They also carry a wide variety of Wisconsin made products


My favorite though is the Fisher Price collection.  Katie and I played for hours in our childhood with our Fisher Price sets.  They have one of the biggest sets in the state of Wisconsin.  They rotate the display this is only half of it


Now on to the water falls.  Here is the first one just north of Mercer at Lake of the Falls County park.


Mack came along for the ride.  We were hoping to see some fish maybe jumping in the falls for the spawning season but the water temp was not high enough yet to get them moving


The falls were sure flowing though


We headed over to the 2nd water fall the Shay Dam fall to the east of Mercer.  It was not as impressive as the Lake of the Falls but worth the drive.  The narrow bridge that goes over the water fall with not a lot of guard rails was not Mack’s favorite in the picture


Mack trembling and looking through the small guard rails wondering when we were getting back in the car.

It was a nice trip away from the resort

We are slowly getting rid of the snow around the resort.  Hopefully tomorrow we can start some raking.  The lake is going out around the edges.  I will get some pics up tomorrow