Kilbourn Reservoir Park

Following our zoo trip, I knew I wanted to get out to see another park. So I got into research mode and found a few different places I was hoping to check out (it’s always good to have a backup plan). We ended up visiting three different parks on February 25th: Kilbourn Reservoir Park, Kadish…

Milwaukee County Zoo

Of all the places to walk in the Milwaukee area, my favorite is probably our zoo. If you’re not a fan of zoos, this isn’t going to be your favorite post. Even now, as an adult in my 30s, I love going to zoos. We have a ZooPass for the Milwaukee County Zoo (aka Milwaukee…

Tosa Trails

On Sunday (2/18), we were just being lazy and enjoying having nothing to do when I decided I wanted to get out. The temperature was decent, it wasn’t raining or snowing, so why weren’t we outside? I asked my husband where we could go to see water. Didn’t matter what kind, I was just in…

Havenwoods State Forest

Illness, weather, busy schedules, and life (in general) have all gotten in the way of my walking lately, but at last, we were able to get out and about this weekend! Well, a bit. We got out Saturday morning, but then I ended up with a migraine that afternoon, and then we got some more…

The Capitol (Madison)

I’ve been under the weather since last weekend. I had a cold that zapped every ounce of energy (and what little give-a-damn I had) right out of me. On top of that, I burned six of my fingers on a waffle iron Saturday morning as I was preparing to celebrate National Ice Cream For Breakfast…

McCarty Park

After a thoroughly busy day last Saturday (after our 5+ mile walk, we drove to Mayville for Bierfest, and then drove back to Milwaukee for an Admirals game that I had won tickets to), our plan for Sunday was to spend the majority of the day watching cartoons. We were largely successful, but, of course,…

Village of Greendale & Scout Lake Park

My husband has this crazy goal of walking 800 miles in 2018. While I fully support him and am so proud of him for taking on this challenge, I am not quite so ambitious. My goal is to get out, walk around, and see what the world has to offer. However, I am happy to…

Jackson Park

Yesterday, I felt like crap. My stomach was bothering me, I was tired, and I was bored. Yes, I had plenty of cleaning and chores to be doing, but who wants to do that when it’s 45 degrees (F) in January? Around 4PM I was feeling better and decided to take full advantage of it…

Closed for Season

Last night my husband and I went to the Seven Bridges trail at Grant Park. This has long been a favorite of ours, but I hadn’t gone in the winter before. So we put on our boots, grabbed some spikes/chains (for extra grip on the plethora of stairs on the trail), and headed out, camera…

Mirror Lake State Park

Having grown up in Madison, you would think I’d be more familiar with the parks in the southwestern part of Wisconsin. You would be wrong. As I’ve mentioned, my parents aren’t exactly outdoorsy types (unless you count sitting on the porch with cocktails – that’s technically outdoors, right?). My mom hates cold weather, is terrified…