Tag: Happiness

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Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging: While getting ready for work in the morning I often listen to my Amazon Echo (†Amazon Affiliate Link).  On this particular morning in mid-June, I listened to a Ted talk on how to become a happier person.  A woman had been trying to teach her son that giving can make a person happier ...

Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area log bridge

Hiking Baxter’s Hollow

Hiking Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area: We spent a chilly Saturday afternoon hiking Baxter's Hollow.  The hike took us just over 3 hours.  I think we may take a little longer than most when hiking because of all the stopping I do to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. We parked on the north side ...

Dells of the Wisconsin River Natural Area from the Chapel Gorge Trail Canyon beach

Hiking The Chapel Gorge Trail

Hiking the Chapel Gorge Trail at the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area was amazing. The fall foliage was in full to late bloom.  The trees have shed many but not all of their leaves.  The ground was littered with wonderful shades of yellows, oranges, and browns. It's crazy the places that I ...

Bridge on Wisconsin Omaha Bike Trail

Omaha Bike Trail Wisconsin

The Omaha bike trail is a wonderfully secluded trail ride (most days).  The terrain is mostly paved and runs from Camp Douglas WI to Elroy WI totaling approximately 13 miles one way. Even though the trail is well maintained, natures debris makes this a fun ride for mountain and cyclocross bikes, but a little trickier for ...

Wisconsin's Parfrey's Glen waterfall

Hiking at Parfrey’s Glen Natural Area Wisconsin

When headed to Sauk County Wisconsin most people envision beautiful Devils Lake just a couple miles outside of Baraboo.  If you are familiar with the scenic bluffs and big beaches of Devils Lake, then you probably already know about the large crowds of summer. Every year thousands of people flock to the State Park for a ...