We went to see Peter Pan, a two-man performance for children at the Discovery Center. Because the wind was strong, the show was moved from the outdoor amphitheater to a Lodge. As the kids were excitedly waiting for the show to begin, and Aidan (my nephew) volunteered to act in the show, I was taking some photos.
When the show began, two actors came out, one was named Kenny and the other, Colleen. I was in shock when I looked up. It’s Colleen! Wait, is it Colleen? Is it possible that this could be Colleen? She was dressed up in a Peter Pan outfit, so I wasn’t 100% sure.
She was from Alaska, I was from New York, and here we were in the middle of the Northern Woods of Wisconsin and there stood someone I knew! We had just traveled together in Croatia and Montenegro a year ago. She had been to my wedding 8 years ago. She is the sister of one of my closest friends, Cara (who, I might add, I miss a lot and lives in Germany). Here she stood in a random park, in a random place and the two of us somehow [...read more...]
Every day, we’ve been getting on the boat, at least for a few hours. The family has either been exploring the connecting lakes, geocaching on islands only available by boat, swimming, fishing or just resting on the boat.
The cabin abuts Rest Lake, the water is so clean, you could just dip a cup into it and drink from it, similar to the Boundary Waters in Canada (Ok, maybe those are cleaner, since boats are generally not allowed there).
There are little cabins along the lakes, which are great to look at and dream about, some are tiny and look like they were built in the 70′s and others are pristine and new. I wonder if I could leave my city life and live a simple life in the woods, just enjoying the water, the smells of the trees and eating fresh fish on a regular basis.
The doggie enjoys the boat so much that because of all the excitement, her tail got swollen.
Sebastian loves all the attention from his cousins.
They walk him around and he babbles more than he ever did, telling them, no, he doesn’t want to go that way or [...read more...]
I’m vacationing in Manitowish Waters, about 20 miles north of Minocqua. My brother and his family rented a log cabin on the lake. It is so incredibly beautiful, with these big windows and natural wood everywhere. The air here is so fresh and the water so clear. There are so many lakes, connected to each other and I just can’t get enough of being outside. When you live in the city, you crave grass and trees and water. The East River doesn’t cut it and Central Park is great, but it’s nice to get outside of the city.
After breakfast, my family went off boating and I stayed at the lodge, waiting for Sebastian to wake up from his nap. When he woke up, I gathered him and some blueberries and started walking. I asked him whether he wanted to go left or right. He smiled when I said right, probably because I jumped to the side when I asked and so I decided to go that way. I followed the signs that said “snowmobile route”.
I found a rocky narrow, path first that took me through to another trail and another trail and eventually to a [...read more...]