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  • Traveling with Mom

    I have always admired my mom.

    She is loving, kind, beautiful and selfless.

    She puts her family first. She has steadfast faith. She’s super healthy (she exercises and eats all her fruits and veggies – every day). She speaks her mind – even if it’s silly – and I love her for it.

    And, I may be biased, but […]

  • Nature Festival – Stockton Island

    Although my mom and I extended our trip up north to our family’s cabin in St. Germain, the last day of the Chequamegon Birding and Nature Festival was Saturday, May 16. We planned that day with an early morning boat cruise aboard the Island Princess to Stockton Island, the largest and most biologically diverse island […]

  • Nature Festival – Sea Caves

    My mom and I were among nearly 300 people to attend the ninth annual Chequamegon Bay Nature and Birding Festival near Ashland, Wis. from May 14-16.

    Our first excursion was an early morning nature hike to the Apostle Islands Sea Caves near Cornucopia. Recall that just two months ago, a few friends and I traveled to the same area […]

  • Snowy Owl

    Today, the Ashland Daily Press newspaper published the photo I took of a snowy owl during the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival last week.

    After hiking above the Sea Caves, my mom and I stopped to watch the owl on the rocks at Maslowski Beach in Ashland before heading to Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s […]

  • Ice Caves adventure

    Driving: 16 hours, 900 miles

    Sustenance: beef jerky, belVitas and Girl Scout thin mint cookies

    Entertainment: good conversation and silly singing with friends

    Goal: cross the ice caves off bucket list

    It’s strange to think that just two weeks ago there was snow on the ground and ice covered the majority of Lake Superior, creating the spectacular Apostle Islands Ice […]