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
Try this over burgers.
Not much to say other than fall colors are fantastic this year. Only unusual aspect of this Autumn is all of the trees turned yellow or orange. Hardly any flaming reds. We took these photos on a very rainy day. We were afraid the foliage would be gone before we had a chance to shoot … Continue reading On a rainy October day.
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
Up here in our little lake house in the North Woods of Wisconsin, we have a small one-person kitchen. In it resides the "Stove from Hell." Don't get me wrong, it is a great little stove; it's just that it gets SO HOT!. The burners warm up really fast and even though they can go … Continue reading The Stove from Hell
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
We went here after we picked James up from the airport in Green Bay. James said he has not been able to find a decent Italian restaurant in Portland... who would have thunk it. We searched Yelp and found this place, which was the highest rated Italian spot in Green Bay. Food was really nice, … Continue reading Angelina Restaurant, Green Bay, WI
Hard to describe how much they love the Packers here in Wisconsin.