Sunday, April 10, 2016

HaRVeys new friend

It takes a team. Meet HaRVeys new friend, Rambo, our newest addition to camping. Rambo is a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, a much more reliable truck than the Green Machine.

We said adios last month and went to Minneapolis to pick up the black beast. Lots of extras will make this truck extra comfortable for the voyages ahead of us.

Hiking Perrot Ridge

Plans are underway for a visit this summer to several state parks in Wisconsin-Yellowstone, Brunet Island, Copper Falls and Governor Dodge. Also a side trip to Frontenac State Park in Minnesota. We are ready for some camping fun.

We went on a trial run Saturday night camping at Perrot State Park. As we woke up Saturday morning to snow, it wasn't a no go. We are Ram tough.

Perrot Ridge towards Refuge

It was a perfect weekend for camping. Hardly another soul around. Some boy scouts, but they were probably rewarded with badges. We were rewarded with a lovely sunset, the sounds of birds and a spring hike along Perrot Ridge.

Perrot Ridge towards Mississippi

One of the best times of year to hike this trail since you get a 360 degree view of the area surrounding Perrot.

Plus no bugs when it's this cool

Perrot Ridge near the top

Perrot Ridge towards inland


Anemonies in Bloom

Along our hikes we saw plants returning to Perrot, plus a squadron of Pelicans


This time we chose electrical site 46. It gave us a view of Trempealeau Bay since the leaves have not yet emerged. Also a walk over to site 44 for a sunset view.

When all was done I got my Urban Boot Badge
(15,000 steps in a day)
and I hardly noticed.
FYI that's Fitbit talk.


  1. Rambo looks very manly and strong, he'll have no problems hauling HaRVey from place to place. My friend, Lois Sprenglemeyer, just signed up to follow your blog. She said to tell you how much she enjoyed it. Maybe we could do a field trip to her garden on the south side this spring. She has a sweet little pond and is very artsy and fun.