Thunder Valley Excursion July 2014

Members and guests will be going to Thunder Valley Farmstead in Wisconsin Dells in July. This event is scheduled for Sunday, July 27th, 2014. The meal at Thunder Valley will be a smorgasbord affair featuring a variety of Norwegian foods, along with traditional American comfort food. Entertainment is included in the price of $23.00.

A farmer’s market is held there on Sundays. You may also visit the farm’s animals, find your way to the gift shop, or simply wander the grounds.

Since this venue is so close to home, participants are asked to carpool to The Dells. Reservation and payment for the trip to Thunder Valley are due no later than July 19th, Kaffe Stue Day.

Checks should be made payable to Vennelag 5-513. You may also mail them to Cheryl Schlesser at 200 Beth Circle, Mount Horeb, WI 53572.

Door Peninsula Excursion

Vennelag 5-513 Sons of Norway Lodge, Mount Horeb, is hosting a travel excursion to the beautiful Door Peninsula from September 16-18, 2014, two nights, and three days. Badger Coaches will be the transport provider. Outbound, the first stop will be in Sturgeon Bay for lunch at a restaurant yet unconfirmed. There will be a stop at the Cana Island Lighthouse for an optional tour by participants. For those not climbing the Light, there will be time for photos and a chance to stretch your legs or for a little stroll. If time permits, will also stop to see the Boyton Chapel, the stave kirke, at Bjorklunden. Accommodations will be at The Nordic Inn, Sister Bay. www.thenordiclodge.com The group will enjoy a fish boil at Pelletier’s that evening. A continental breakfast will be provided for participants the next morning. A ferry trip to Washington Island begins day 2. Climb aboard The Cherry Train for a reserved tour. A stop at the stave kirke, built to resemble those in Norway, among others. There will be a rest stop at the Danish Mill where parched or hungry travelers can buy a drink or an afternoon sandwich or snack. Once back on the mainland, time has been set aside for shopping. Dinner will be at Al Johnson’s, where the rooftop goats will welcome you! Breakfast on day 3 will be at The Cookery, a mainstay in Fish Creek. The Schoolhouse Winery will be one of the last venues. Then settle back into your comfy seat and let the professional driver whisk you back to Mount Horeb safely. Contact Tammy Hermanson, tour professional, for further information: thermansontravel@charter.net. Please respond quickly, as the hotel requires a deposit on the rooms by June 10th. The maximum number of tour participants is 50, and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis. The approximate cost is $285.00. Please send your $100.00 deposit to Tammy Hermanson Travel, LLC, 1818 Dondee Road, Madison, WI 53716. Final payment is due on August 1, 2014.

Høst Frokost 2014

Sons of Norway Vennelag 513 will have our 12th annual Frokost, or Norwegian Fall Breakfast on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Held at the Mount Horeb Community Center, open to the general public. The event, held in conjunction with the Mount Horeb Fall Festival, gives us the opportunity to share Norwegian culture and heritage with friends and neighbors. The menu can consist of such items as Norwegian pancakes, heart waffles with lingonberries, aebleskiver, soft or hard-boiled eggs, rollepolse, lefse, breads, ham, dried beef, salami, cheeses, herring, smoked salmon, fruit salad, coffee, and Norwegian cookies and cakes. Watch for the trolls guarding Main Street as you make your way to the Community Center.