Crystal River Grist Mill Wisconsin
How in the World Do I Find These Places?
Sometimes, I can’t believe how I end up at a certain place. In the case of the Crystal River Grist Mill Wisconsin, I found an ad in the paper with a picture of a little wedding chapel.
The chapel appeared to be something I would want to photograph. Little did I know what a wonderful find this property was. It held the old crystal river grist mill, covered bridge, and a chapel.
Military Funeral with Honors
On Friday we had to attend a family funeral at The Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery which is located at N2665 Highway QQ in King, WI.
Up until Friday morning, I had not been to a military funeral service. The service was beautiful. A Military Funeral with Honors has a way of stirring up emotions deep inside your soul.
The veteran’s family and friends witnessed the flag folding, flag presentation, gun salute and the bugle playing of Taps.
This is certain one way that we can show our deep gratitude to those that served and have faithfully defended our country.
Crystal River Grist Mill
On our drive home we stopped off to visit a little chapel in the woods. There was an advertisement for renting this little wedding chapel at a very low cost of $100.00 in a local paper. It was the church that that captured my attention.
The property was situated on an old mill – called Crystal River Grist Mill. The Crystal River runs through the property and a covered bridge is used to cross the river.
After crossing the bridge, along the right-hand side of the river was a quiet sitting spot in a gazebo. The gentle flow of the water made for a relaxing few minutes to take in my first close-up view of the outside of the chapel.
The grounds of the old mill are nothing short of eye-catchingly breathtaking. The landscape calls forth a sense of peace, of calm, of serenity. There are a few wooden signs along the premises that carry devotional messages for you to read. Each has it’s own positive message.
The last stop along the walking path was a view of the old mill. Currently they are taking donations to try and rebuild the wooden paddle that has seen its better days along the side of the mill. They have a box to donate to the cause inside the gift shop area if you wish to contribute. Of course, we did donate to the cause. When they raise enough funds to get the wheel replaced, I would love to go back and visit.
My photography travels have brought me to some interesting places over the years. For some reason, when I viewed this property in the paper; I felt a connection. After the visit, both my husband and I were happy we stopped off.
At one point, I even got a glimpse of my husband trying to sneak a few photos on his cell phone of the Crystal River Grist Mill Wisconsin.
As my “other” photo partner who could not make the trip would say. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (That means we enjoyed it).