We met at a convenient downtown location right behind the old Tribune building. Here we were first introduced to Stopla, our conductor. Right away, I could tell he was fun, with a great sense of humor & kept our whole rambunctious group entertained! Our trolley experience allowed us to streamContinue Reading

An innovation window opened between 1910 and 1930; between old style barns, then still (and forever) in use, and the agri-revolution style houses containing rows and rows of milking machines. For a time, Dairy Farmers built big round barns because they were following a sensible trend in crop production, timeContinue Reading

  A fervent believer in the transformative power of practical philanthropy and public service, Ellen was instrumental in numerous initiatives, including founding a home for children and contributing to the establishment of an early La Crosse hospital. Notably, she led efforts to preserve a prime section of local bluff land,Continue Reading

The changing fall colors on my left and on my right are the cascading hills along the Minnesota border, which is right across the Mississippi River. There is just something about the sun shining through on this moody overcast day and seeing the bright beams of light as it ripples acrossContinue Reading

All Union Terrace events and activities can be found on their website.  One of the terrace’ most popular attractions is its live music events. From the blues to classic rock and electronic funk, there is a music event for all different tastes. On Friday, my friend and I were enjoyingContinue Reading

  This same wonder washed over me as an adult as I stepped through those doors. It was like seeing it through the eyes of a kid again the moment I was among the stalactites and stalagmites.  We wandered down the paved path, careful not to step off the trailContinue Reading

Tell us about what you do for work or your business, and how long have you been doing this? In 2019, while on many camping trips, sitting by the fire and enjoying cocktails, we dreamed up the idea of making “living in the woods” a lifestyle and career. We spentContinue Reading

Do you have a life philosophy that you live by? Take only memories leave only footprints.   What do you like most about yourself? I can have the best conversations in my head.   How has this pandemic affected YOU or YOUR BUSINESS? Killed Burger Fusion Company and reborn asContinue Reading

  Downtown restaurants up on third and higher floors have some great lake-views, but a lakeside view at an affordable restaurant – ground level – is a rare find around these twin bad boys. All this is an overly big introduction to the Lakeside Street Coffee House, which is humbleContinue Reading

This practice allows for intention to focus on your inner self and move through different areas that you may not have realized need focus. I would additionally recommend reviewing his books which I personally took home to aid in my practice. My personal favorite is “Mind Your Breathing” wonderfully written to heightenContinue Reading

Thommen, age 33, is the youngest of the antique shop owners in Cuba City. Lucille Thiltgen, 92, owner of Tin Lantern Antiques, is the oldest. She’s operated her store for 24 years. Before that, she raised her family and farmed, and always collected antiques. “This gives me something to doContinue Reading

As a seasoned woods walker, and wild food forager, I have found that Morels have three growth patterns. They can just grow singly, or in a small cluster. However, the third way is what causes morel frenzy in the first place, and that is the “Mother Load.” The motherload isContinue Reading

We’ve all heard about lead before, and its dangerous side effects. Long-term exposure has been linked to brain damage and organ failure in humans. It’s equally as devastating in wildlife. A 2022 study finds that about half of adult bald eagles in North America have chronic lead poisoning. Raptor centersContinue Reading

  My husband & I just bought the Barn House in February to keep it in the family and we are excited to get The Owl’s Nest up and running for people to come enjoy the barn for fun and relaxation in Ossian Iowa. Tell us about a project orContinue Reading

We opened Margo+Lola in mid-2022 as a boutique and beautiful place to teach flyfishing and be a convenient gathering place for business meetings and social get togethers.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career with your business.Having workedContinue Reading

  Rampfest sounds like the vernacular of a skateboarder. Rampfest dude, with a long drawn out Dueeeeed. Or maybe something you’d hear at a farm supply store. The ramps at Rampfest are wild spring edibles. I do think that their name needs a little work though. When I think ofContinue Reading