Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beat'in the Heat

 Like a lot of the country, we have been in a heat wave here in Northern Wisconsin.  Days of late have reached near 100.  Yesterday we had an appointment to have our truck serviced in Superior, so rather than wait around the dealership, I brought a bicycle along and went for a little ride through the western side of town.  I figured it was going to be warm as the appointment was for 2.5 hours starting at 2:00 in the afternoon, and it was warm.  

 I hit the Millennium trail and rode that out to the end.  Granted it is not very long, but for people the live near it, I think it is a real gem.  Walking, in-line skating, jogging and using it as a connection to the rest of town seems like it would be very useful, although I only met one person while I was on it.  Maybe with the temperature reading at 97F when I got back had something to do with lack of people.

 It is a very scenic area.

 It hits Billings Drive which has bike/pedestrian lanes on both sides on the blacktop portion.  Shortly after where this picture was taken it changes to gravel.  I had planned on riding that portion also, but the city was grading it as I was there.  I rode about a half mile down that portion and decided, no, turn and go back.  It was very soft.  Even though it was warm and humid, it was a good way to spend a couple of hours...water and Powerade, lots of it.

 Janice and I also made a trip up to Amnicon Falls State Park to walk around.  Even though this park is maybe 30 miles from us, we have rarely visited it.  With the weather warm...o.k., hot...we drove up for a walk around.

 Our new daughter (in law), Bobbi Jo, has worked there for three years.  She tells us many people have their marriage ceremony here on this bridge.

 Although my $100 dollar camera doesn't do it justice, it is a pretty area indeed.

 They have interpretive signs and benches near the many falls in the park.  It is a nice view to just sit, watch and relax.

I recommend it to everyone.

Get outdoors and have some fun!!
because someone said

"Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather, Whatever the whether, Whether we like it or not."



  1. Hi,
    I just started following....Nice post...Kind of reassuring in a way....the gems...Thank you!

  2. Got to Hayward, 2550 miles at an average of 35mph. The temps and humidity have floored us. Amnicon Falls State Park looks like a destination to put on our list. Looks cool too!

  3. Herringbone...I linked to your blog. It looks as though we have a lot in common. Thanks

    None...Welcome neighbor!!! Hopefully the weather will treat you nicer in the coming days. Thanks for keeping in touch.