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Beautiful Wisconsin and Martin Sheen

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : October 25, 2004

Amy and I went out of town this weekend to stay at two different B&Bs in Wisconsin. One was in Eau Claire, the other in Sparta. The time was exceptionally relaxing. I enjoyed spending some time with Amy outside of the church planter setting. Twas great.

The B&B we stayed at in Sparta (called Justin Trails), was incredible. The leaves were past peak color, which is just how I like them. I like the way the leaves begin to darken and instead of bright reds, yellows, and oranges, you get burnt sienna, amber, and auburn. When we entered the main lodge, we noticed a photograph of Martin Sheen on the wall…it was autographed. Later, when we went to borrow a video to watch, we picked “the American President”–a movie in which Martin Sheen plays a supporting role. He had autographed that too. At breakfast, we asked the obvious: “Did Martin Sheen stay here?” Indeed he did. In our room. Small world, huh?

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  1. Jesse G on October 25th, 2004 10:58 am

    That is funny. The first night of my Honeymoon, we stayed at the Waverly Inn in Halifax. We stayed in the same room as Oscar Wilde did when he visited. - It was kinda creepy. All these picutres of Oscar Wilde staring you down while you sleep.

  2. Chris B. on October 26th, 2004 3:51 pm

    Um…on this trip I had…with…some buddies once, we stayed at a lodge where Kirk Cameron also stayed, and he autographed their copy of Left Behind. Here’s what he wrote: “Best Wishes, Hope you Enjoy the “Greatest Story Ever Told”" Isn’t that amazing?

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