Princess Bella visits Stephenson Island
|Princess Bella visits Stephenson Island|
Stephenson Island is surrounded by the Menominee River and is a favorite place for many local activities. There is a small playground, open pavillion for picnics or gatherings, enclosed stage/gazebo where concerts are held and movies in the park during the summer, boat lauch area, Statue to honor all Marinette County veterans, and the Marinette County Historical Logging Museum.
After showing Bella where theMuseum was (it was closed) and a peek inside the windows we showed her a Cabin that was place on the island years ago. This one room cabin once housed an entire family, Katie said she could never live in such a small cabin but I reminded her in the early pioneer days this was common. Next we went over to the Veterans Statue and took some pictures than it was time to play at the park while Drake and I took a rest on the park bench. When Katie and Bella were done playing we headed over to the boat launch than walked along the roadway to show Bella what under the Interstate Bridge looked like and what it sounded like when the traffic goes by above. I pointed out a local company that you can see from here called Marinette Marine, they have many contracts with the Navy to build ships and the Coast Guard.
After a few pictures we headed back towards the library where our van was parked. Katie said she was tired and ready to relax for a bit at home, I think we tired Drake and Bella out also. Once we got home Katie watched a movie on the couch and Drake and Bella fell asleep and took a good afternoon's nap