Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Day 2

Waking up, this is what we saw outside our window. Nearby, there was a fairly large pond that had frozen over. There was a large section for skating (you could rent skates from the front desk), and a small little tractor that kept the ice clear. Nearby, some locals had cleared off a spot for some curling. I was sad to discover, later, that the curling wasn’t provided by the hotel.

After breakfast, we perused a lot of the shops. Julie and Liz shopped while Bob and I kind of chatted and followed them from place to place.

At a gardening store, Julie grants me request for a photo.

This is a closeup of the 10lb. bag of earthworm poop she bought.

After shopping, we made our way over to the Kohler Museum. A lot of the main floor covered all the newest stuff they had.

Lots and lots of sink fixtures. A little surreal.

Man studies toilet.

I’m just stretching. Seriously.

Liz attempts to try out a shower.

Wall of toilets!

My friends, I have seen the future of toilets… and it is the C3-200 Elongatd Toilet Seat.

Lots of fancy controls on the side of the thing.

There’s also a wall control (which I’m assuming is also a remote control). The buttons allow you to direct the bidet nozzle directioon, adjust the heat of both the water and the seat, trigger a deodorizer, and also adjust the air temperature and the air speed.

Look in your bathrooms and feel ashamed, people. If you don’t have the C3-200… well then, you might as well just have a hole in the ground.

Part of the wall of toilets, this naked man is holding up a bathtub. He seems angry and clean, all at the same time.

Flushing technologies.

This was a pretty crazy bathtub. I quietly debated slipping in, but was certain the guards would have thrown me out after about 60 seconds.

Still, that would have been a pretty fantastic 60 seconds…

View from above.

The upstairs section was a series of smaller rooms, each one put together by a different designer.

If I ever become part of some royal family, this is what I think my bathroom would look like.

Hard to tell, but there’s a very thin wall separating the shower area with the sink/counter.

Small, open shower area.

This room had a small shower set inside a cylindrical area.

Stepping around back, the toilet is hidden in its own “room.”

The bathroom mirrors were actually quite cool. Instead of opening out, they opened up to reveal a lot more storage room, along with outlet and a hidden TV.

View of the wall of toilets from the top floor.

More naked guys.

This was a fairly luxurious bathroom design. Made me think of a Disney ride, actually.

Another luxurious bathroom, with a shower area that looked almost like a fountain.

I think those are all nozzles along the side. Wish we could have turned this thing on.

Julie, playing around with an automated shower (the control panel let you save a ton of settings, and was more complicated than my DVD player).

All toilets should have LED lights.

Downstairs, I stopped in to the Men’s room. Of course, since we were at the Kohler Museum I figured it worthwhile to document the bathroom fixtures inside the bathroom. The whole time, I was praying no one else would come in because that would have required a lot of explaining from me…

Bathroom sinks.


To be thorough, here’s a shot of one of the stalls.

Sometimes, when I catch myself doing stuff like this and documenting things for the blog… I stop and pause. I imagine what I must look like from the outside – an Asian guy with long hair, camera out, standing in a men’s room taking pictures of the toilet.

God, I’m a freak.

After the museum, we stopped back over at the American Club, and headed to the Greenhouse. While there were a few other people there, we got to snag the large couch in the corner.

I got some tea, along with a few free cookies.

And we all ordered up ice cream sundaes (the ice cream was home made, to boot

Another view of the Greenhouse. My only regret is that we didn’t have a lot of time to sit and relax. I could have stayed here with a book for 2-3 hours, easy. Easy.

Outside, some skis were parked along the way. I didn’t see anyone do this, but I guessed there was enough snow on the ground for people to cross-country ski.

Later that night, we had dinner at the Italian Restaurant near our hotel.

Julie and Bob.

Julie and Liz.

Outside our hotel, about to head up and plop onto the bed after a great meal. That is, right after a quick shower…

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but this was surprisingly interesting. I don’t mean your post, I just mean the museum itself. I never would have thought I would say this, but I kind of want to go to the Kohler museum! I probably never will, though, so it’s a GREAT thing you took all these photos. I’m happy that you’re a “freak.” I wish I was more of a “freak” and was less scared to bust out the camera. : O )

    Marty J. Reply

  2. Totally understand what you mean. The Kohler Museum was definitely different to see, and they had a whole downstairs area that was more focused on the history of the company. When Kohler first decided to build his factories (several miles away, outside of the nearest town), it was referred to as “Kohler’s Folly.”My friends Alex and Justin both recommended the nearby Kohler Arts Center, but we didn’t get a chance to check that out, unfortunately.PS: It gets easier to bust out the camera the more often you do it.

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