Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fallen for the Midwest

A long weekend off and lots to do. 

We headed off to the Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge for the first program in their new building, Outdoor Wonders Learning Center. The Friends group sponsored Ellen Kolbo McDonah, an artist, teacher and kayaker, who became the first women to paddle the entire Mississippi River. In 2014 she accomplished her solo journey of 2300 miles in just over 100 days.

She recounted her "Adventururism Art Movement" with photos, artwork and stories of the people (River Angels) she met along the way . If you missed it you can attend another presentation at Myrick Parks' monthly Nature Series sponsored by WisCorps and Friends of the Marsh, on Wed., Nov. 2nd at 7pm. Or you can buy her book "One Women's River".  More information at www.ellenmcdonah.com

Next it's off to Minnesota's Eagle Bluff Skills School. As a real Wisconsin women I felt I needed to learn the art of Creating Cheese. Instruction included Farmer's cheese, soft cheese and a Monterey Jack. Our award winning cheese maker Dave Sefton showed us how easy it is to do it at home on the stove top and inspired us to be creative. Just a few ingredients to get going and I know what I'm doing this winter.

The Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota, will connect you to the natural world through everything from High Ropes challenges for team building to making amish noodles. To learn more www.eagle-bluff.org.

Farmers Market Flowers

Since I had Sunday off, it was time to visit the local farmers market. Lots of produce still left and with colder temperatures on the way, local growers were harvesting the last of the crops in the fields.

Trempealeau Roadside Stand

View North Overlook
We also took advantage of our Minnesota State Park sticker with a drive to Great River Bluffs State Park to enjoy the view of the Mississippi River. The park offers several overlooks on short trails and a small campground, but no electrical service for HaRVey.

Taking photos fro orbs!
The long weekend  wrapped up with Moon Family Psychic Experience at the UW-La Crosse Campus. Maybe just a coincidence that we were experiencing a super moon too.

After a presentation on techniques and spirit etiquette we searched for any ghosts on campus to talk to on the spirit phone. They even had chakra and tarot card readings.

If you need to reach out here's the link www.chrismoonpsychic.com

The only ghosts we saw!

I don't need a fortune teller to let me know what fun is instore for next year. We already have plans for two Minnesota State Parks, Whitewater and Forestville Mystery Cave. Plus we may take the next big step in RVing and go south for a winter break.


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