Our dear friends next door to us on the lake, John and Cindy read someplace in a local paper that the Lion's Club at Crooked Lake was having an Oktoberfest Feast. Since there is little or nothing to do up in northern Wisconsin during the Autumn, all four of us were in. Hey, beautiful fall … Continue reading Humble Surroundings – Awesome Food
Once again the Oregonian comes through with an article that I need. 12 autumn hikes to see fall colors around Portland. I've been doing a really good job of staying on top of the hiking and getting my step count up. But it's becoming even more important with the Fall weather, heavier food and bigger … Continue reading Getting in shape the Oregon way: Fall Hikes
We've been in Wisconsin for over two months and today, I finally buckled and bought some Cheese Curds. Good thing the Ice Cream Stand is closed for the season or I would have payed them a visit as well. Anyway, back to cheese curds. A huge aspect of cheese curds is they have to be … Continue reading The Truth About – Cheese Curds
My dearest friend Gitta gave me four beautifully designed Oktoberfest mugs. Gitta, Norbert, Jim, and I all attended Oktoberfest together several years ago. Every year an artist's design for a coffee mug is selected and that vessel represents Oktoberfest for that year. At the end of a very long and exciting day, Gitta insisted we … Continue reading Petite Octoberfest Mugs
Today after class, I had a serious craving for the a full on hamburger and a beer. Luckily, I live in probably the best city in the world for those two particular things. So the hard part wasn't finding a place to get them. The hard part is picking one of the many options. I … Continue reading New semester, new places to eat.
Sorry I've been away for several weeks. My Mom (Elfrieda Sigmund) died several weeks ago. It was swift, not particularly unexpected, but merciful. We arrived in WI to find her very sick, moved her to an assisted living home, and she passed away only four days later. So now we have a cautionary tale to … Continue reading RIP Elfrieda F. Sigmund Born June 11, 1929 Died August 29, 2018
James and I went for a walk this afternoon just to beef up our steps for the day. We decided we needed to walk at least a mile, so a walk into town was perfect. It's been a beautiful day; temps in mid seventies, no humidity, and a little breeze. James suggests we visit the … Continue reading Went for a walk and picked up a dog
Actually last night. I asked Laura to bake me an apple pie. She does a really great one where she cooks the apples separately from the crust. Then combines the filling and the crust and bakes them together. This insures that the apples and the crust are both done perfectly. Up here in Wisconsin we … Continue reading Today I Screwed Up
Hard to describe how much they love the Packers here in Wisconsin.
Today we drove to Antigo Wisconsin where there is a Walmart and the Antigo Farmers Market. On the way we started seeing people (mostly men but some women) on mountain bikes peddling along highway 64. When we got to Langlade we saw several people kayaking down the Wolf river. After crossing the river we saw … Continue reading The Wolfman Triathlon