High Falls & Spillway

High Falls in Crivitz, Wisconsin

Lost all of yesterday from the yellowjacket sting and still feeling crappy this morning, however I am not letting it stop me. Too many great places to visit – starting with this morning’s first feature at High Falls & Spillway in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Access is very easy – just park at the High Falls Dam … Read more

Russian Circles @ Lincoln Hall

Russian Circles – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL on April 10, 2022 – Blood Year tour

Picked up tickets to see Russian Circles at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL sometime back in October 2021. Shows were originally scheduled for January but due to an injury to someone in the band it got rescheduled for April 2022 and the two shows were combined into one. One silver lining is that COVID-19 infection/hospitalization … Read more

mewithoutYou @ X-Ray Arcade

mewithoutYou - X-Ray Arcade, Cudahy WI on January 10, 2022 - Brother Sister 15 and 16 Year Anniversary Tour

2022 also starting with back-to-back winter concerts. Also again it’s mewithoutYou (setlist here). Tonight it’s in Cudahy, Wisconsin at the X-Ray Arcade which itself is an interesting place that looks like a tiny dive from outside but has a relatively large music area inside that I didn’t expect. Crowd was packed shoulder-to-shoulder and while it’s … Read more

mewithoutYou @ Lincoln Hall

mewithoutYou - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL on January 9, 2022 - Brother Sister 15 and 16 Year Anniversary Tour

2022 getting started with some winter concert action at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, Illinois to see mewithoutYou. I bought the tickets back in October when the tour was announced being optimistic that COVID-19 wouldn’t ruin it and thankfully, other than the opener Unwed Sailor dropping off due to positive tests, the show went on (mostly) … Read more

mewithoutYou @ DREAMSTAGE

mewithoutYou - DREAMSTAGE show "Brother, Sister 15 Year Anniversary

The COVID-19 pandemic has presended many challenges in our lives the past several years. Surprisingly my favorite band mewithoutYou had two nights of “virtual” concerts in August 2021 at a time when normal concerts weren’t really possible in most places. I have to say I was skeptical that a live concert-like feeling could be streamed … Read more

Regner Park Rapids [Fail?]

Regner Park in West Bend, Wisconsin - Low water means rapids are gone

Quick stop on my way home from “up north” at Regner Park in West Bend, Wisconsin to see if I can find some small rapids. I parked on Silverbrook Drive and walking just past the baseball diamonds it’s not difficult to find. Sadly though the rapids are all but gone due to low water levels … Read more

Willow Rapids

Willow Rapids/Falls aerial view

Making my way home on the short summer weekend wedding trip and stopped off at Willow Rapids in Lynne/Tripoli, Wisconsin. These are a bit off the beaten path but fairly easy to access from gravel forest roads. Today is incredibly sunny and bright making any reasonable efforts at quality photography a total loss, but I’ll … Read more

Cedar Falls (2021)

Cedar Falls - Aerial view from drone

Late July of ’21 my cousin got married near Wausau and it was the perfect opportunity for a short weekend camping trip. Weather was surprisingly mild for this time of year and temps were only in the high 70’s / low 80’s making it very pleasant. It didn’t take long before deciding that I would … Read more

Cazenovia Memorial Park

Cazenovia Dam & Spillway - View from road bridge

Final stop on this weekend’s trip is Cazenovia Dam & Spillway. I don’t often visit man-made spillways but this one has a unique shape so I figured why not? Best views from above would be from the dam walkway but there are KEEP OFF DAM signs so I passed on that today. Walking down the … Read more

Rock Falls (Under Re-Construction)

Rock Falls (Under Re-Construction)

Made a very short stop at Rock Falls, Wisconsin to see what was supposed to be Rock Falls. Sadly, the bridge is currently under re-construction and it isn’t possible to safely access the area. I had no idea there was even construction until I arrived from the east side. I took a detour and drove … Read more