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Badlands National Park

Welcome back U.S. National Parks with a photo essay

Welcome back U.S. National Parks. I have been so focused on the Chicago Marathon the last couple of weeks that I hardly noticed the U.S. government was shut down. It was a good thing I got my U.S. National Park fix out of the way with a hike in Isle Royale National Park in late [...]

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Black Hills South Dakota

Capture the color and song 2013 #CTC13

My good friend Francesca from Work Mom Travels nominated me for Travel Supermarket’s Capture the color 2013 thus showing her motherly side by giving birth to this post.  The way it works is travel bloggers post five pictures representing the five main colors: blue, green, red, white, and yellow and then write a little about [...]

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McCargoe Cove

Isle Royale Lake Superior photo essay

You cannot speak of Isle Royale National Park long without mentioning Lake Superior. The two have a symbiotic relationship just like the moose and wolves that reside here. Being a 9 mile wide island in the largest fresh water lake in North America you never far from its rocky shores. In fact, according to the [...]

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Isle Royale National Park hiking

Isle Royale National Park inland photo essay

Isle Royal National Park in Michigan is so beautiful I could easily do five to ten photo essays and still have enough photos left over. That would get a little ridiculous, so I am going to limit it to two. One will be this one, which will focus on the inland portion of this fifty [...]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sunset over Lake Michigan in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

After a satisfying day hiking through forests, swamps, and dunes, ending with a quick dip in Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, it was time to relax. After a spaghetti dinner it was time for a beer and a camp chair. I opened a Leinenkugel’s and let out a satisfied sigh and reflected [...]

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Trollhaugen Ski Area Dresser Wisconsin

Trollhaugen Ski Area photo essay

The 2011-2012 snow season has gotten off to a tremendously slow start in most of Wisconsin and the Midwest. Not areas in Wisconsin enjoyed a white Christmas. Thanks to man-made snow, Trollhaugen has been the place to ski in the Midwest so far this year. I drove up for a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself [...]

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