St Croix / Namekagon National Scenic River Area

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At the Pacawong Dam Flowage area on the Namekagon River we parked overnight. We enjoyed seeing the wild rice on the river.
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A porcupine crossed the road during our evening walk.
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There was a peaceful sunset – too many bugs to sit out for us.
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But not for those wanting to fish.
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Just as picturesque in the morning.
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Another picture of the Namekagon.
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St Croix Falls is also the Ice Age trail where we saw Glacial pot holes.
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And a hike in the rain for a different perspective.
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We were in Danbury for Oktoberfest and enjoyed some German beer.
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Along with some entertainment and good food.


Wisconsin – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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We stopped in Washburn and met up with a friend of a friend who grew up there – she had some great history to share with us, especially about the brownstones. We visited the National park headquarters in Bayfield before working our way to Cornucopia.
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We really enjoyed their harbor – it was a nice park area with an artesian well.
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Meyers Beach hike in the National Lake Shore had some outstanding vistas.
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Fun to see the kayakers going into some of the caves.
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They gave us a sense of scale.
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And we could see where to look for the sea caves and arches.
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The scenery was spectacular. It was an overcast day so not great distance views.
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But enough visibility!
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They said they were trying to set a record for number of hammocks above each other.
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Looking back on our lunch rock – it was a very nice place to hang out!
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We hung around for Corny Day – a nice group of people set up for the flea market and an equal number came to check out the wares.
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But it was really for the food that we came.
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We waited almost an hour for the fresh fish but it was worth it! They keep serving until they run out (which is before people get tired of eating it, we are told).
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Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it!