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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Took a vacation day and ventured up to Door County before summer visitors take over. It was a late May Friday and I still felt like I had a lot of the county to myself. First I drove to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pierhead Light. Some people think it’s off limits, but it’s not. Just pay attention to the signage and don’t walk on to the U.S. Coast Guard property. After… Read More

Spring has been late in coming to Wisconsin. After work, I ventured over to Algoma, Wisconsin to take some photos of the Algoma Pierhead Light on Lake Michigan. By the time I was done, my fingers were freezing! A stiff breeze was coming off of the lake and it sure didn’t feel like late May. Hope warmer weather comes soon!

Oh fickle Lake Michigan weather! We took a Sunday trip to Point Beach State Forest on Lake Michigan, near Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The sun was shining and we had blue skies when we got there. Then fogged rolled in off of the lake followed by clouds and then some peaks of sunshine. Hiked on a few of the trails through the forest, on the beach, and near the Rawley Point Lighthouse.

The butterfly garden at the Milwaukee Public Museum is a crowd pleaser. Popular with kids and adults, you enter into the room and watch the butterflies come land on you!