Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's a Dell?

Cliff and I are in the Wisconsin Dells playing with our grandbabies. Today we took the Wisconsin Ducks trip along the Wisconsin River to see the dells. So what's a dell? That what my question. Before I got here, I thought it was a valley, you like hills and dells. Wrong. A dell is an Americanization of the French word dalles, pronounced dah-lay. It means "high layered cliffs." They're made from sandstone and probably cut into these layers by glacial movement. It's a beautiful place.

And of course, my grands are quite beautiful, too.
I'll be back next week.

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