Wyalusing State Park

Wyalusing State Park - From below the sandstone at Big Sand Cave

Next stop on my freestyle adventure was Wyalusing State Park in Bagley, WI.  Located in the far southwestern corner of the state, this location is unique as it overlooks the confluence of the Wisconsin River into the Mississippi River.  The state of Iowa is also visible from the bluffs.  Weather was still very grey and … Read more Wyalusing State Park

Blue Mound State Park

Flint Rock Nature Trail

For the long Memorial Weekend, I set out to explore some local state parks, natural areas, and monuments.  I originally intended to leave Friday after work, but heavy rains changed my plans.  Instead, I woke early and started driving with no idea on the first destination other than a general direction of southwest Wisconsin.  I checked … Read more Blue Mound State Park

Kettle Moraine South Nordic Hiking

Kettle Moraine South Nordic trails

This past weekend, the weather finally graced us with temps around 70, sunny skies, and dry grounds.  Took a day trip up to Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit for some much needed hiking.  On the suggestion of a park ranger, decided to try the Nordic trails because they are less busy with mountain bikers today.  I did … Read more Kettle Moraine South Nordic Hiking

2016 Road Trip Astrophotography

As you may have guessed by my other posts and this blog as a whole, I have always been interested in photography.  My goal was always to try and capture images from my trips while not consuming the whole experience – that is to say, I wanted to live in the moment rather than focus … Read more 2016 Road Trip Astrophotography

Kansas City Waffle House

Waffle House in all its sloppy glory. Never again.

Adventure comes in all forms, and today it took the shape of a gastronomical trek. Like a beacon of gluttony, the giant Waffle House sign called my name.  We don’t have these in Wisconsin and probably for good reason.  $11 dollars worth of shame and sadness was the outcome.  Womp womp.  Pecan waffle almost saved … Read more Kansas City Waffle House

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

An hour away from Las Cruces on the way back to Wisconsin is White Sands National Monument.  Known for its very rare almost pure white sand dunes, it seems almost out of place compared to the other local landscape.  Interesting fact: at 275 square miles, it is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. … Read more White Sands National Monument