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A windy, blustery day on Lake Superior.

Our Watery Tour of Northern Wisconsin

By     |    Oct 21, 2011
Posted in: Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

Winter came down to join us the other day at Sara Balbin and Gary Crandall’s place in the north woods of Wisconsin.  Sara is an artist who works in many media — metal, oil, leather, fabric — but the theme that runs throughout her work is a sense of motion, of fluidity.  Gary runs the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival — an annual mountain bike race and festival.  Gary and Sara […]

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Weird circle hole in the clouds to finish.

Chasing a North Woods Sunset

By     |    Oct 20, 2011
Posted in: Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

As we’ve mentioned, it’s not fall anymore in northern Wisconsin.  It’s winter, and there was some weather moving in across Lake Superior a couple nights ago.  And some from somewhere else too.  There were maybe 10 layers of clouds overlapping for the sunset.  It was gorgeous. We don’t watch enough of these.

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Thompson's West End Park, Washburn, Wisconsin.

Winter Threatens Along Lake Superior

By     |    Oct 20, 2011
Posted in: Wisconsin     |    2 Comments

After a bonus week of fall weather in the 70s, we thought we’d be able to loop up to Lake Superior and rough it a few days, but temps have droped into the 40s and we can’t hang at that level. We’ll be here a couple days, then we’re on our way to New Mexico and the desert. Our first views of Lake Superior were very much pre-winter instead of […]

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Logs? Nope, those are whole trees.

Biggest Muskie, Meet Biggest Bonfire

By     |    Oct 19, 2011
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“Paul,” Gary says, “We’d better get moving. I’ll let you break the news to Lisa.” Lisa had ducked out of the room, and Gary took the opportunity to invite me to the big bonfire happening that night. Jack, Gary’s buddy, had piled up some brush about 12 feet high at the local lodge. Officially, it’s 6′ x 6′ x 6′ – the maximum size for a civilian bonfire. Unofficially, these […]

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Old Sugar

A Madison Weekend

By     |    Oct 17, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

We’ve started, but it still doesn’t feel like we’ve started. Crashing with family and friends isn’t exactly roughing it – especially when they entertain you as well as Chris and Sarah entertained us this past weekend in Madison, WI. We’ve been to Madison quite a few times, so this time Sarah wanted to find a few places that were a little off the beaten path. Our first stop was Ale […]

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