• Finding Toys

    Finding Toys

    Charlie has this knack for finding toys... sometimes in the least likely places. I've seen her dig up old buried tennis balls on wilderness trails where people... Read more

    Posted on 21 March 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Be Our Guest!


    BB in the backseat. We have a guest staying with us! BB, my stepmom's dog, is visiting us while his mom goes on vacation. He is one of the few dogs that... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Light in the Woods

    Light Woods

    Took a long hike with Charlie and a friend yesterday... the day before daylight saving time. As we exited the woods around 4pm, we started talking about the... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Interesting Day in the Woods

    Interesting Woods

    It was supposed to be a nice, warm day today... and even though temps are in the 30's, it's a cloudy gray day. My mood is less than sunny as well... Read more

    Posted on 05 March 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Cloud Shadows

    Cloud Shadows

    Fresh snow and blissful silence greeted us at our park today. There were no tracks; we were the first to experience the blanket of new snow on the trail. No... Read more

    Posted on 26 February 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Roadblock


    I was surprised to see Flood Warnings on the news today but this early spring thaw has definitely caused some flooding issues in our area of the state. Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Thom Field

    Thom Field

    There's a high school athletic complex called Thom Field in our neighborhood. It consists of tennis courts, a football field and a series of soccer/lacrosse... Read more

    Posted on 19 February 2017 OUTDOORS
  • Treasures


    Temperatures for the past couple of days have been seasonal but cold; thankfully warmer weather is on its way! I'm looking forward to some intense hiking and... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Scared to Death?

    Scared Death?

    A really frightening thing happened today. Charlie and I were on our way to one of our favorite hiking spots to do some snowshoeing and enjoy the mild weather... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Full Moon Urban Hike

    Full Moon Urban Hike

    After a week of freezing cold temps and treacherously icy sidewalks, it warmed up enough today to allow for a safe walk. And just in time, since it was the... Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Remembrance, Love and Respect

    Remembrance, Love Respect

    This has been a tough month of friends/family losing dogs. My friend Sarah, lost her dog, Dudley, shortly before Christmas; my other friend, Rebecca, just lost... Read more

    Posted on 29 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Fun in the Mist


    The recent warm weather has melted much of the 9+ inches of snow that fell in the previous week. Snow banks are finally low enough to see over and the icy... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Zen Forest


    Charlie and I headed out for another day of snowshoeing. I think I'm addicted! It's so nice to be able to get out in the woods when the trails are deep with... Read more

    Posted on 16 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Snow Shoeing

    Snow Shoeing

    At the end of December, I signed up to win a pair of Redfeather snowshoes on a Discover Wisconsin Facebook promotion. Part of the entry requirement was... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Zero Degrees

    Zero Degrees

    Temps have been sub-zero for the past week and we've been severely limiting our time outside. Charlie runs out to do her potty business in the backyard and... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2017 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • #OptOutside


    Charlie and I didn't get to go hiking yesterday in honor of OptOutside, the movement intended to replace Black Friday shopping with spending time outdoors, sinc... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Sometimes You Need a Break

    Sometimes Need Break

    With colder weather arriving and the beginning of gun-deer season this weekend, Charlie and I are taking a short break from hiking. Read more

    Posted on 20 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • New Wood Segment ~ Ice Age Trail

    Wood Segment Trail

    This post is a little out of order since we hiked it back in mid-September... and apparently I forgot to write it up! That's what happens when you're busy... Read more

    Posted on 19 November 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • My Birthday Girl

    Birthday Girl

    Today is Charlie's birthday! Hard to believe she's 6 years old already... where has the time gone! She's become such a part of my life that it's hard to remembe... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Parrish Hills Segment ~ Ice Age Trail

    Parrish Hills Segment Trail

    A couple of weeks ago, on September 11th, Charlie and I were going through our normal lazy Sunday morning routine... coffee and breakfast while watching CBS... Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2016 OUTDOORS, TREK