Two families living together in one lighthouse keeper’s cottage would have been quite unusual in the1800s, or at any time, for that matter. But that’s the way it was at Kenosha’s Southport Lighthouse, one fact that we learned on our tour of the keeper’s cottage. Restored in the early 2000s to the 1908 appearance, the keeper’s cottage is now open to the public as the Southport Light Station Museum
The year is 1574, and the Queen is visiting the English city of Bristol. Merriment is everywhere: parades march down the streets, merchants hawk their wares, and minstrels and jesters entertain the villagers. For two months every summer, you can go back in time and take part in the recreation of Queen Elizabeth’s Bristol visit at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Major League Baseball has Wrigley Field, attracting fans as much for the old-time ballpark atmosphere as for the game itself, with its ivy covered brick walls and manual scoreboard. Likewise, summer collegiate Northwoods League baseball has Simmons Field, another historic ballpark, albeit on a much smaller scale. Simmons Field is home to the Kenosha Kingfish.
I tasted grass clippings, dirt and soap. For fun, I added earwax, canned dog food and skunk spray. I avoided the really gross flavors like vomit and barf. What’s the difference between the two? One is more acidic, I was told, but I wasn’t about to find out for myself. These are all flavors from the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled® collection or the Harry PotterTM Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor BeansTM collection, but you can also taste regular Jelly Belly flavors like Very Cherry, the most popular, coconut, buttered popcorn, or any of the 50 original flavors, plus more, like chocolate dipped cherry or orange. I’m getting ahead of myself, though. When you visit the Jelly Belly visitor center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, you should first take the warehouse tour.