Mississippi River

Lakes & Plains

Summer is a great time for a road trip, and a summer wedding is an even better reason. This has been kind of a regular thing most of the past few years.

Black River State Natural Areas

We began by heading north and made a stop to look at the distant highlands across Wisconsin’s Black River State Natural Areas.



Final Summer Excursion

The last adventure of this summer was a project that was on my to-do list for several years, riding the four connected bike trails through Wisconsin’s Driftless Region: the 400, Elroy-Sparta, the LaCrosse River Trail and the Great River Trail.

A foggy day as I left Madison.

A foggy day as I left Madison.


The purple mountains majesty.

Trains, Trucks, Planes & Automobiles 2015A

Last winter I began thinking about a road trip to Idaho to visit our son Drew and his family. Then when he told us they had decided to move back to Georgia, I knew time was running out to visit Idaho. So I volunteered to help with the move. That resulted in an epic road trip involving 1700 train miles, about 2600 truck miles, 1150 air miles, and 300 car miles for a grand total of about 5750 miles, through 14 states in 12 days.  (For comparison purposes, NY to LA and back is 5600 miles.) (more…)

Wisconsin’s Second Oldest City

My friends Jim and Cathy Stevens were intrigued by a public television program about Prairie du Chien, so I offered to give them a guided tour. They brought their grandson Caden along and we spent the day enjoying some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful scenery.

Hyde's Mill

Hyde’s Mill

Our first stop was one of the scenic attractions of Iowa County, Hyde’s Mill. (more…)