The most memorable thing about Appleton was the nice people. Everywhere we went the people were great. It would have been easy to make two or three best friends here! The people are also what made the work out in the cold a breeze. No pun intended since it was like 5 degrees, 20 mph winds with 45-50 mph gusts! All that cold, wind and frozen faces were pretty well mitigated by the kindness of the people. Even starting without our full complement of warm clothes thanks to United, the kind attitudes in Appleton made it bearable.
One thing I found amazing here was how hard it was to find coffee. We pretty much survived on Rock Star Slushies. Buy a Rock Star and leave it in the car. Voila! You have a Rock Star Slushie. Not really that bad.
The next best thing was the killer food! Being there near to St. Patrick's Day, we scored corned beef and cabbage (1/2 a head) with Irish lamb stew over the potatoes at Spats on College! Here they are on the web: http://www.spatsappleton.com/ . For Irish food, this place was to die for! For unbelievable German food, try Old Bavarian at 3025 College Ave. Great Schwein Steak smothered in Brown Gravy with mushrooms and Brats! This was all topped off by having access at The Machine Shed Restaurant to Liver and Onions! I know, I'm sick, but that's only my favorite food on the planet and The Machine Shed did it right: http://www.machineshed.com/restaurants/appleton.asp .
All in all, what a great side trip in life!