Sunday, December 13, 2015

SunDay FunDay Part 3

Display Owls at the Center in Houston, MN
The saga continues on how to have fun in wintery months of upper Midwest's Coulee Region.

The warmer weather and lack of snow made it a great day to go birding again. We traveled to the overlook just south of Brownsville, MN to see the Tundra Swans. They have continued to revitalize themselves along the upper Mississippi before the long venture south. We even saw a White Egret hanging out in the trees. To find out more about viewings go to Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge websites.

Tundra Swans south of Brownsville, MN
We then ventured to Houston, MN to enjoy a program at the International Owl Center. They were offering a free visit for anyone from the counties of La Crosse and Trempealeau. It was a real surprise to find this new treasure in our area, they just opened up last March. If you're reading this today Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 they have a program at 11 and 2 pm. Otherwise it's well worth the $5.00 admission whenever you get a chance. It was so good I'm devoting the next blog to their efforts.

Ultimate Perfect Margarita

To wrap up our day we had to celebrate with some libations. There's nothing like Margaritas and Salsa to spice up the dreary weather we are having. We went to none other than Manny's Cochina, Onalaska's very own bit of Mexico. A very authentic restaurant run by the Rivera family.

With 1/2 off Margarita's we couldn't resist the Grande Ultimate Perfect, I even had a second one,  just try their cucumber margarita which was delightfully cool and refreshing.

Other treats included Cerviche Fresco Cocktail with homemade tortilla chips and a bowl of Queso Dip with Chorizo served in a hot molcjete. Check out their menu at

Get this they even have their own SunDay FunDay with $5.00 fish tacos and 1/2 off Margaritas all day. Great minds think alike.

Sunday Funday


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