A Fall update

The last few weeks have been busy with matters mostly unrelated to this blog.  Julia’s mom, who was a frequent commenter to this blog, succumbed after an uncomfortable and lengthy battle with congestive heart disease and related kidney issues.  Her ashes were placed in the ground on Monday.  Berla was a generous, optimistic woman who almost always had a smile on her face and encouraged others to smile by showing her  love and support. Continue reading

Little Cabin in the Woods

For the past few years, we have reserved one of the disability cabins in the Wisconsin State Park system, which allows my son Justin to enjoy the outdoors with us and to “hike” a few trails in his power wheelchair.  This summer, we spent two nights at Mirror Lake State Park, which is in the Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo region, a short drive from our home. Continue reading

Ice Age Trail: Peters Marsh

This is a continuation of the Antigo trip…

Day Three:  Per my custom, I was up early to eat breakfast and brew coffee.  The campground put out some nice advertising for Antigo’s farmer’s market, so I walked over to the Heinzen Peaceful Valley Pavilion, where vendors were still setting up at 7:45 a.m .  I continued to stroll around downtown and was one of the first customers at the 8 a.m. opening.  I scooped up two quarts of maple syrup to bring home and veggies to stir fry that night for dinner, along with some 50 cent sourdough rolls. Continue reading