Hunting for Trolls

Hello. It’s me!!


When Dad told me we were going “troll hunting” today, I had no idea how much fun I was going to have. That’s what you do in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. It’s the land of trolls. Gotta find ’em, friends!

We looked for trolls in the most logical of places … Cave of the Mounds. You go underground about seventy feet and are greeted will all sorts of stalagtites and stalagmites.


And while the scenery is interesting, the big question was this one.

  • Are there any trolls in the Cave of the Mounds?

Turns out the answer is “no”. And no animals, either. Just dank 50 degree air and the brief moment when the tour guide shut off all the lights for about ten seconds and Dad nearly needed to find a new pair of underwear due to feelings of rampant terror. Geez. It’s dark out every night.

We searched the streets of Mt. Horeb for signs of trolls.


I was thorough in my investigation of the town.


There’s a lot of ground to cover.


And you can never be too sure that trolls aren’t hiding behind planters … or pickup trucks.


But then, it all became clear to me. I found what I thought was a troll (please visit the website if you cannot see the video via email).

Remember when I said that there are three types of threats?

  1. Real.
  2. Perceived.
  3. Chupacabra.

There are now four types of threats.

  1. Real.
  2. Perceived.
  3. Rusted Metal.
  4. Chupacabra.

Please update your notes accordingly.

Mom and Dad enjoyed lunch at a local eatery. Dad ordered the Norwegian Meatballs … Mom ordered a variant of a BLT.


And off to the side, they noticed something.


No, it’s not Lefse or Phosphates, though who doesn’t enjoy a delicious Phosphate?

Let’s zoom in on the upper left portion of the image.



The mystery was solved. We found trolls in Mt. Horeb! Our mission was complete.

With that behind us, we moved on to Dodgeville, where we spent the evening with our friends, Mike and Lisa.


Mmmmmmm … deep fried cheese curds!

Of course, I had to sit in the van while their cat, “Cookie”, supped unabashedly.


Tomorrow, we continue our journey. A good night of sleep should help me forget the terror of rusted metal. And we found trolls, so all in all, today was a huge success!


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