Engel Conservation Area

With a weekend to myself mid-March, I decided it was a good day to find a park and do some walking. I had just gotten a hip-holster for one of my cameras and was itching to try it out, so I hopped in the car and away I went. I didn’t really have a plan,…

A Walk Is A Walk Is A Walk

Sometimes, I go out and walk with no real purpose. Not every excursion is about reviewing a trail or park. And not every post is going to be a history lesson, laced with facts and figures most people will ultimately ignore anyway. I mean, I love that stuff. (Really! I’m one of those sick people…

I’m on Instagram!

That’s right, you can now follow me on Instagram! You may get to see sneak peaks of pictures before posts come out, and you can re-live some older photos just for the hell of it. You might even see shots that are exclusive to my IG account. Whaaaaaat? So go on! Follow thewiscowalker on Instagram! And…

Samuel Myers Park

Our third park of the day on March 11th was Samuel Myers Park in Racine. Also known as Sam Myers Park or just Myers Park (or the super formal Samuel P Myers Park), this spot along Lake Michigan was an unexpected stop for us. We had just been driving around, heading lazily toward home from…

7th Pl. Overlook Park

After a nice visit to Sanders Park, we decided to go on a bit of an adventure. Surely, there must be more parks around here, we thought. A brief Google search suggested that yes, there were more parks in the area. Huzzah! We chose our next park at random and ended up in Somers at…

Sanders Park

After a brief break from the wilds of Wisconsin to visit friends (more like ‘chosen family’) in North Carolina, we went on another park-hopping adventure on Sunday, March 11th. The weather was good (in other words, not bitterly cold or too terribly windy) and we had no plans, so off we went! We started our…

Alice Bertschy Kadish Park

I started this whole blog by explaining that I live with depression and anxiety and that walking has been a great way to alleviate some of my symptoms. While this is true, it’s not some magical panacea. I still experience the downs of depression and sometimes I’m wound so tight that it’s a wonder I…

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…

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…

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,…