Yesterday's "adventure" was a drive to Copper Falls State Park which is about two or so hours from Frederic. It has always been one of my favorite parks for it encompasses three waterfalls and at least one lake. The drive to and from there is through the Chequamegon National Forest...and along the drive I encountered three flocks of wild turkeys crossing the road. I stopped for each and every one of them so they could cross the road safely. I also saw a female elk crossing the highway (stopped for her too)...and realized as I drove through 30+ mile of "elk crossing" warnings, that elk have finally been re-established in this part of the country. Lastly attached is a picture of Copper Falls from today. It was a good day...
A drive to Gooseberry Falls from NW Wisconsin is a perfect day trip. It is a worthy location of any type of drive. Recently I had the chance to visit the park once again along with family that was visiting from California. We were there on a Monday in late May and it was a spring paradise.
After our hike around the park, our appetites were enormous and we stopped at the Blackwoods Grill & Bar (Two Harbors, MN) for a delicious lunch. We all opted for the walleye sandwich...which was perfectly and deliciously served by their knowledgeable staff.
So...I recommend this combination...a hike at the falls followed by either lunch or dinner at the Blackwoods Grill & Bar.
This wintry morning finds my thoughts drifting toward the warmth of spring mornings. This has been quite the winter for the first couple of months it felt as if we would escape with nothing more than a very mild winter. Then -35(F) temps...and then the snow hit. For the last three weeks we've had snow almost every other day. The snow level on the ground has gone from just a few inches of snow cover to a few feet of snow cover! Today's weather forecast is for snow showers, high winds and dropping temps...to a -14 (F) tonight.
So I remind myself that this weather has provided many wonderful opportunities to curl up on the couch in front of a fire in the fireplace with a good book. This winter has provided opportunities to rest and just be as the snow falls. And, this winter has provided opportunities to dream of the spring that is yet to be.
So as CJ naps and the snow falls....maybe I will take a nap too. Yup...now that is a good idea.
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