As a Pisces, I am supposed to like water. I live on a lake. I enjoy swimming, long hot showers, and taking strolls along riverside beds. But, running in the rain? Not so much. But weather is not to blame for my latest and most lackluster race ever. I’ll be frank. This wasn’t my best…… Continue reading Whistelstop Half-Marathon – Race Recap
Gunflint Trail and Honeymoon Bluff
North Shore versus South Shore. During fall, I struggle with where to split my time. Generally, the quieter crowds and brighter colors of northwest Wisconsin win… But this year, I decided to give the North Shore a bit of my time. Rather than hike the overpopulated Oberg Loop or worse yet, Gooseberry Falls, we headed…… Continue reading Gunflint Trail and Honeymoon Bluff
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
A Goose, A Moose and Pooh, Oh my!
Today was a mixed bag of touristy gimmicks and authentic beauty. Our morning starts in Wawa, Ontario with a snapshot of the world’s largest fiberglass goose. Steve refuses to act like a goose so I have no choice but to step up to the challenge. Up close, it is obvious Mr. Goose has had better…… Continue reading A Goose, A Moose and Pooh, Oh my!
Divide and Conquer
We awake to sunny blue skies and plenty of heat. By mid-morning temperatures approach 80 degrees. Our jaunt through customs proves to be brief and unadventurous. I cannot complain. We stop at the tourist information center to pick up a map. After Steve struggled to find Lake Superior on the Ontario map, I question whether…… Continue reading Divide and Conquer
Our pace is considerably slower today. In addition to sleeping in, we came back to the hotel this afternoon to relax before heading over to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for an authentic Italian dinner. Our day was spent learning about and experience the Soo Locks. We had the opportunity to watch two boats go through…… Continue reading Working Port