#34: Mailboats and More

Learn about Lake Geneva, nestled between Milwaukee, Chicago, and Madison as we explore the different tours and activities on the lake.  Most notable is the Mailboat Tour.  Summer employees jump off a moving boat to deliver the mail along the shore and have to make it back to the boat before it steers away.  Listen in and let us know if you think host Ren could keep up with the teens who take on the job!

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Drink of the Day

Our podcast episode starts with the drink, Found Watermelon Basil. It’s a little more sour than expected, but not bad.  Our guest’s choice is lemonade, with or without Ruby Red Vodka.  Prickly pear lemonade was mentioned several times, but we haven’t been able to find it bottled to bring it on the show.  If you know where we can find it, let us know in the comments!

Guest Spotlight

Jack Lothian of Lake Geneva Cruise Line joins us for Episode 34!  Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers boat tours and charters from 1 to 2 hours and can handle anywhere from 2 to 225 people.  Geared toward the history of the area, learn about Lake Geneva, the playground for Chicago’s wealthy, from the gorgeous view of one of their 8 distinct boats.  It’s a glacier made lake, with clean, clear, water, the perfect place for some respite.

One of the most popular tours, the Mailboat Tour can handle about 150 guests and the season runs from June 15th to September 15th.  Watching this event live has definitely been added to our bucket list!

There are a variety of other tours available.  There are lunch and dinner cruises, historical tours, and even the opportunities to go inside one of the estates located on the lake.  Don’t miss the Santa Cruise during the holiday season!

There is plenty to do at the lake year round.  Ziplining tours, magic shows, fishing, jet skiing, the lake is the epicenter of it all.  You can find out more by visiting Cruise Lake Geneva, Santa Cruise, or US Mailboat.

Movie Madness

No movie references in our podcast this time, just a few TV shows of extreme action sports!

  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Ultimate Beast Master
  • Double Dare

And last but not least, Ozark starring Jason Bateman.

Food Favs

If you aren’t enjoying a lunch or dinner cruise, you can dine at Pier 290, that prides itself on Wisconsin comfort food.

Bucket List

Ren never misses a chance to make a plug for Idaho and this episode is no different.  Learn about Coeur D’Alene and it’s cruises here.

Buttons Bay, Wisconsin allows you to get food delivered right to the shore!

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