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…

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…

Milwaukee Lakefront

On Saturday, January 13th, I took part in my very first Meetup event! For those unfamiliar with it, Meetup is sort of like the online version of a bulletin board. Looking for a group of other walking enthusiasts? Hoping to connect with others in your industry or field? Just want to find some people to…

Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area

Also known as Halfway Prairie Dane County Wildlife Area, this was a brief stop on my drive from Tower Hill back to Madison. I had seen it on my way to Spring Green that morning and thought to myself, Hey! Didn’t I see a picture of that on Flickr earlier? Maybe I should check it…

Tower Hill State Park

My first “planned” adventure was on January 6th. I use quotation marks there because I had actually planned to go to Governor Dodge State Park, but a little research suggested that the trail I wanted to walk might be closed for hiking since we actually had some snow on the ground. Instead, I decided on nearby…