This past weekend, my husband and I decided to take a bit of an impromptu mini-getaway to nearby Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We wanted to relax, have a change of scenery and break from our usual routine and crazy work schedules.
We grabbed dinner in downtown Lake Geneva and then headed back to the terrace at the resort for a bonfire, live music and dessert after reading about it in booklet in our room. Only problem was- the service was awful. The waitresses seemed to be playing “Where’s Waldo?” with the entire section outside and the dessert menu didn’t feature the advertised “cheesecake on a stick” or “make your own s’more” that I was very excited about. Regardless, we stuck around and enjoyed the music and fire and grabbed some gelato on our way back to our room instead.
The next day, we slept in, grabbed hot coffee and fresh croissants and lounged around watching HGTV before checking out. Then we grabbed some lunch and got ready for a cruise tour on the lake! We were on a small yacht from the 1800s and the tour guide told us all about the houses lining the lake, and the rich and famous that live in them…
From there, we stopped at Williams Bay and got off (the boat was going back to Lake Geneva bay). We decided to walk along the path by the lake so we could get a view of the homes up close and personal! (Lake Geneva requires its occupants to maintain a public easement, so there is a 20 mile path around the lake. We did a total of 8 miles.)
Have you ever done a spur-of-the-moment getaway? Ever been to Lake Geneva? What were your highlights?
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