This past Saturday I was supposed to be lacing up my tennis shoes and running a half-marathon in Nisswa, Minnesota. But, Baby Boy Probst had different plans for me. (Yes, I may in fact slip a mention of baby from here on forward). In early March I retired my running shoes for walking shoes. At…… Continue reading Ice Melt in Bayfield County
Spring Thaw – Lost Creek Falls
I remember it like yesterday. It was spring, 2005 and I had just met this odd duck online named Steve. After dining over Chinese food and cheap beer we determined we liked each other enough to hang out again. Since it was spring thaw and Steve claimed to be an outdoorsman/forester, he suggested we hike…… Continue reading Spring Thaw – Lost Creek Falls
Superbowl for the Dogs!
This weekend marks Superbowl 47. Being the sports fanatic I am (or more specifically fan of theatrical half-times, talking animal commercials and chips and dips), I plan to tune in. Truth be told, I had to Google who was actually playing, though. I’ll save you the trouble by telling you it is the San Francisco…… Continue reading Superbowl for the Dogs!
Winter Fun Around Bayfield County
President’s Day is just around the corner. The heart of winter (especially in the northwoods where it has been known to snow in May) can be tough. Pretty, but tough—tough for business, tough for folks living here, and tough on one’s spirit in general. To remedy this, a number of towns in and around Bayfield…… Continue reading Winter Fun Around Bayfield County
(I first wrote this a year ago while hiking near Bean and Bear Lake near Silver Bay, MN. But, on this blustery fall day, I cannot help but share again.) The anticipation was killing me. For months, I had patiently watched the calendar waiting for that brief moment in northern Minnesota where fall comes to…… Continue reading The Hike
Frog Bay Tribal National Park
I’ve decided that my random posts on my official website is getting a bit out of hand. So, from now on I’ll post stuff on this site. I have a story in today’s travel section of the Pioneer Press about Frog Bay Tribal National Park near Bayfield, Wisconsin. It is worth reading if you’ll be…… Continue reading Frog Bay Tribal National Park
25,000 mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. We spend them on treadmills. We spend them in traffic. And if we get lucky.. really lucky it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. I understand this is a commercial promoting a place…… Continue reading Final Reflections
A room next to the highway makes for an unpleasant sleeping experience. On the flip side, it does mean we’re up and moving at an early hour. I’m feeling mixed about our final day. On the one hand, I’m anxious to see our pets and dive into my gardening that is getting a late start…… Continue reading Homeward Bound
Back in the U.S.A
Happy to be heading home but sad our trip is coming to a close. I plan to post some pics and stories once I am home, including our adventures at site number 23…
The sun says it is early afternoon but our bodies are exhausted. The drive tired us and now we sit at a vast empty site with a lot of gear to set-up. “At least the weather is cooperating,” I explain to my husband. Looking at the bright blue lake and clear blue skies, even he…… Continue reading Site 23